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US Foods Acquires New City Packing Company

Restaurant Meat Supplier
ROSEMONT, Ill. – June 1, 2012- US Foods, one of the country’s most innovative food companies and leading distributors, today announced the purchase of New City Packing Company, a supplier of high-quality steaks and fresh-cut portion meats to restaurants and customers across the country.


Founded in 1884, New City Packing Company serves more than 400 customers and operates a 60,000 square foot distribution warehouse and meat cutting facility in Aurora, Ill. To more efficiently serve customers, this larger, more modern facility will become the new site of US Foods’ Stock Yards Chicago. The current Stock Yards Chicago location will remain open into September 2012.
Stock Yards Chicago
Stock Yards began in 1893 as a family owned business. US Foods acquired Stock Yard in 2000. The Stock Yards Chicago location is one of 13 Stock Yards facilities operating across the country.“Stock Yards has provided the highest quality steaks and chops to America’s top restaurants for nearly 120 years,” said David Norton, executive vice president, Stock Yards. “The addition of the New City Packing Company business and meat cutting operation will expand our customer base and greatly increase efficiencies.”

David Aardema, president of New City Packing Company, will be joining Stock Yard Chicago as General Manager. “I look forward to joining the Stock Yards Chicago team to help ensure a smooth transition for New City customers,” Aardema said.

Aardema added that New City customers will now have access to a broader array of products and services than ever before through US Foods.

Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

About US Foods

With more than $20 billion in annual revenue, US Foods is the 10th largest private company in America. As one of America’s great food companies and leading distributors, US Foods is Keeping Kitchens Cooking and making life easier for more than 250,000 customers, including independent and multi-unit restaurants, healthcare and hospitality entities, government and educational institutions. The company offers more than 350,000 products, including high-quality, exclusive brands such as the innovative Chef’s Line, a time-saving, chef-inspired line of scratch-quality products, and Rykoff Sexton, a premium line of specialty ingredients sourced from around the world. US Foods also showcases its innovative food culture through The Scoop, a quarterly launch of new, on-trend products designed to make customers more successful. The company proudly employs approximately 25,000 people in more than 60 locations nationwide. US Foods is headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., and jointly owned by funds managed by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice Inc. and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Discover more at

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