Canada: Gordon Food Service to acquire Macgregors Meat & Seafood

The company supplies to foodservice, retail and private label customers coast to coast in Canada.
Macgregors Meat & Seafood
Image from Macgregors Meat & Seafood’s website

Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Gordon Food Service is acquiring Macgregors Meat & Seafood, a Canadian supplier to foodservice, retail and private label customers coast to coast.

Macgregors is an independent family-owned purveyor with roots dating back to 1834, in Toronto’s historic St. Lawrence Market. The company’s operations include dedicated raw and cooked facilities, an office and innovation centre, and an adjacent store open to the public. Its brand partnerships include Certified Angus Beef, 44th Street, Niman Ranch and Jail Island Salmon.

Gordon Food Service is a 125 years old large family foodservice business operating in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest regions of the US and coast-to-coast in Canada. It also operates more than 170 Gordon Food Service store locations in the US. Its customers include organisations across industries from healthcare to education, independent and chain restaurants, and event planners.

Upon the transaction’s completion, Macgregors will operate as a specialty company of Gordon Food Service.

Gordon Food Service’s president and chief executive Rich Wolowski said: “Macgregors is among the most respected in the marketplace and like Gordon Food Service, Macgregors operates with a people-focused culture. We expect our cultural similarities will make for a smooth transition for both our customers and employees.”

Macgregors’ president and general manager Duncan Macgregor Jr commented: “As our family contemplated Macgregors’ future strategic direction in the Canadian foodservice and retail landscape, we identified key important factors in selling the business. This included shared values, vision, passion for the business, and seamless opportunity for our staff. We’ve come to respect and admire the similarities with the Gordon family and anticipate an exciting future as part of the Gordon Food Service group of specialty companies.”