Lipari Foods.

Lipari Foods

Lipari Foods

Lipari Foods is one of the largest specialty food products distributors in the Midwest.  Lipari offers its 4,600 customers, which are primarily small and mid-sized grocery store chains, access to over 18,000 national and proprietary stock keeping units across a broad range of “perimeter-of-the-store” food product categories, including, among others, deli, bakery, dairy, confections, natural, organic and frozen.  The business was started in the early 1950’s by Jim Lipari, who sold unique products from the back of his station wagon.  The Lipari family remains active in the management and ownership of the business today.

Investment Thesis

Drive organic growth by increasing market breadth and penetration.  Increase profitability through continued execution of buying initiatives.  Pursue acquisition opportunities within the existing and in adjacent markets.  Together with management, build a more geographically diverse business with industry-best value proposition.

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