North Tyneside-based Kitwave has acquired foodservice operator Alpine Fine Foods, which covers Humberside and Yorkshire.
Alpine, which is based in Hull and has sales of around £13 million, delivers ambient, frozen, chilled and fresh products, including meat, fruit and vegetables.
The purchase, for an undisclosed sum, is Kitwave’s second foodservice acquisition, following that of York-based Miller Food Service.
Ben Maxted, Kitwave’s head of frozen & chilled operations, has joined the Alpine Fine Foods board alongside Gareth Wilson, Miller Food Service managing director.
Wilson commented: “Alpine, having operated in the foodservice sector for 17 years, is a business very similar to our own, built on a reputation of fantastic customer service, resulting from its loyal and hardworking employees.”
Phil Davis, Alpine MD, said: “The acquisition has come at an exciting time for us after an already successful year. This is a positive move towards growing the business further.”
Kitwave, founded by CEO Paul Young in 1988, started as a regional confectionery business and developed to being a diversified, national wholesaler through a number of acquisitions since 2011.
Tel: Kitwave 0191-259 2277
Published Date: November 29, 2019