IWC Acquires Amerifoods, LLC
Institutional Wholesale Co., Inc. (IWC) of Cookeville, TN, is pleased to announce its acquisition of the food service distribution operations of Amerifoods, LLC (Amerifoods), based in Chattanooga, TN. Founded in 1979, Amerifoods is a broadline food service distributor with a diversified customer base serving the greater Chattanooga, TN area, and Northern Georgia and Alabama.
“We are excited about this opportunity to succeed Amerifoods in serving its many customers,” said Jimmy Mackie, Chief Executive Officer of IWC. “Being an independent, family-owned company, we look forward to continuing the Amerifoods tradition of providing high quality products and services, and also finding new ways to add value to each customer's business.”
Eric Joiner, Vice-Chairman of Amerifoods, said “I have personally known the Mackie Family (owners of IWC) for more than 30 years. We have been participating members of Frosty Acres Brands (FAB) purchasing cooperative since the 1970s and have served together on the FAB Board of Directors. I know that the Mackies operate IWC with the utmost integrity and honesty in all business practices and they treat their customers, vendors, and employees as their highest priority.”
“Operations and customer service will remain the same during the transition period.” said Bob Mackie, President of IWC. “We want to build on the great foundation that Amerifoods has established and then enhance the overall customer experience by offering an expanded listing of food service products and customized IWC services designed to help them achieve even greater success. Of course, we will continue to supply the same high quality Restaurant's Pride foodservice products that Amerifoods' customers know and trust for their businesses.”
With humble beginnings in 1957, IWC has steadily grown to become the largest, independently owned broadline food service distributor in Tennessee. Throughout its 55-plus years in business, IWC has continually focused on identifying and implementing innovative business practices to ensure that products and customer service achieve the highest standards of integrity and quality.
IWC is a full-service, one-stop distribution solution that stands ready to serve the food service and cleaning needs of a broad array of customers, from governmental institutions to public and private dining, hospitality, and healthcare establishments. At IWC, our goal is to treat all those whom we work with — from customers to vendors to employees — as part of our family, with a special focus on helping them thrive and succeed.