Another takeover by Kitwave – Alpine Fine Foods

North Tyneside-based Kitwave has acquired foodservice operator Alpine Fine Foods, which covers Humberside and Yorkshire.

The purchase comes shortly after the expanding company bought Central Supplies, of Halesowen, West Midlands, with turnover of £50 million.

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
Category: Wholesale Industry News