PHILADELPHIA — Honor Foods is expanding its foodservice redistribution capability through Burris Logistics’ purchase of the R.W. Zant.
R.W. Zant is a foodservice redistributor with protein expertise located in Los Angeles.
The transaction closed on June 21, according to a news release.
Complimentary product portfolios will expand the capabilities of both companies, including immediate increased logistical benefits provided by Burris Logistics’ cold chain assets and freight brokerage via Trinity Logistics. Both companies share a proud family heritage and partner-first mentality.
According to Walt Tullis, President of Honor Foods, “This acquisition provides both Zant and Honor customers with new product offerings that can streamline their procurement and logistics processes and operations. The depth and breadth of core categories like protein, dairy, and frozen vegetables & fruits, in addition to traditional value-added foodservice items, ensures our customers that they are getting the best product selection at the best pricing.”
Burris Logistics CEO Donnie Burris added, “It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Bill Zant and his team through this process. R.W. Zant is an incredible family business with incredible people and a wonderful culture. As a multi-generational family business ourselves, we look forward to protecting the heritage that is in this business while providing additional growth opportunities for all”.
The R.W. Zant Company will continue to be run by the current president, Lourdes Navarro, who will now report to Walt Tullis, President of Honor Foods.
To underscore the change in ownership and promote the added capabilities, “An Honor Foods Company” endorsement will be added to R.W. Zant Logo.
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