Bidfood has acquired Elite Fine Foods, the Newhaven foodservice supplier, which delivers to more than 2,500 catering establishments across the UK from its seven strategically-located, multi-temperature sites.
The current management team and employees of Elite Fine Foods will continue to run the business under the same identity and culture, without any changes to its successful, service-led foodservice operation.
Andrew Selley, CEO of Bidfood, commented, “We’re delighted to welcome the team and customers of Elite Fine Foods to the Bidfood family. The company is already a thriving and profitable foodservice supplier in the UK, with a real passion for service which aligns perfectly with our mission to provide service excellence and make customers’ lives easier.”
“Operated by a strong and dynamic management team, the company has unrivalled market place knowledge, service and a range of over 6,500 products. This includes a comprehensive selection of fine foods, such as excellent local and imported speciality cheeses.
'Elite Fine Foods also offer their own butchery and fresh meat service, along with a fantastic range of fresh fish. This sits well within our decentralised model, where we can use our financial and strategic strength alongside their local expertise to offer customers the service and range they are looking for.”
Graham Bell, Managing Director of Elite Fine Foods, said, “We’re excited to become part of the Bidfood family, and look forward to working with them to leverage their support and expertise to further strengthen our market-leading service, range, and proposition. We will continue to service our customers as before, as an independent business, now supported by the strength of Bidfood.”
This is the latest business to join Bidfood’s successful network of independent businesses trading alongside other companies in the delivered foodservice sector including Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis in the Channel Islands.
These acquisitions reflects Bidfood's strategy of retaining each businesses’ independent culture, identity and approach.