SpartanNash acquires Caito Foods Service

January 12, 2017

SpartanNash has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Caito Foods Service and Blue Ribbon Transport (BRT).

Under the terms of the agreement, SpartanNash acquired Caito’s produce distribution business, fresh cut fruits and vegetables business. Caito’s newly constructed Fresh Kitchen facility, which is designed to process and package fresh-prepared foods, and the logistics business of BRT have also been acquired.

Caito and BRT will become part of SpartanNash’s food distribution segment following the close of the transaction. Caito’s senior leadership team, including Caito President Robert Kirch and Blue Ribbon Transport President David Frizzell, will join SpartanNash upon completion of the transaction. Kirch will report to Dave Staples, SpartanNash president and chief operating officer; Frizzell will report to Derek Jones, SpartanNash executive vice president, president of wholesale and distribution operations. Both will continue in their roles and oversee the acquired operations which will remain based in Indianapolis.

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