Ben E. Keith Foods Announces Acquisition of Florida Food Service | State

FORT WORTH, TX, February 3, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Ben E. Keith Foods is proud to announce its purchase of Florida Food Service, Inc. The acquisition, which closed February 2, 2022includes all assets of Florida Food Service – – including the 86,000 square foot distribution center at Gainesville, Florida. This acquisition will create the ninth division of Ben E. Keith Foods in 15 states.

Ben E. Keith Foods is proud to announce the purchase of Florida Food Service, Inc., located in Gainesville, Florida.

“The acquisition of Florida Food Service allows Ben E. Keith Foods to continue its expansion into Floridaserve new and existing customers and provide additional opportunities for our employees and partners,” said mike sweet, president of Ben E. Keith Foods. “We are excited to welcome all Florida Food Service employees to our organization and continue to focus on customer service.”

Founded in 1948, Florida Food Service is headquartered in Gainesville, Florida.and serves customers in the north and center Florida. The business was owned and operated by the Islam family.

Ben E. Keith Foods will retain all current employees. Marco DiGiosia, a 25-year veteran of Ben E. Keith Foods, has been named chief executive. Marco moved to Gainesville and assumed his role with immediate effect. Former President of Florida Food Service Joel Islam will continue with the company as deputy general manager.

Moreover, the Gainesville the distribution division will be renamed Ben E. Keith Foods – Florida Division in the coming months.

Established in Fort Worth, TX in 1906, Ben E. Keith Foods is the nation’s fifth-largest wide-range foodservice distributor and today operates with nine divisions shipping to fifteen states across the country.


David WernerSenior Vice President, Independent Sales and Marketing

SOURCE Ben E. Keith Society