Lipari Foods Finalizes Acquisition of Minnesota-Based Market Distributing to Expand Distribution Footprint

WARREN, MICH. – Lipari Foods, a top specialty food distributor based in Warren, Michigan, announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Minnesota-based Market Distributing, a leading distributor of quality, innovative foods.  This opportunity will expand Lipari’s distribution footprint into the adjacent markets of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, as well as the Dakotas.

Located in Burnsville, Minnesota, the Market Distributing team has been servicing retailers in the Upper Midwest for 25 years.  Market Distributing currently supplies 571 retailers in 5 states, with approximately 73 employees.  Market Distributing is proud to partner with top brands such as Dot’s Pretzels, GT’S Kombucha, Nueske’s Meats, Sweet Martha’s, and many other fine products.

Lipari’s strategic position has always been to be one of the premier perimeter of the store and specialty grocery distributors in the US. We look forward to the opportunity to provide retail customers in the Upper Midwest with quality products and exceptional customer service.  Market Distributing is a trusted leader in their market and adding their expertise to all that Lipari provides means greater opportunities for their customer base.

–Thom Lipari, CEO of Lipari Foods

We are pleased that Lipari is committed to build upon the principals that have made Market Distributing what it is today, and believe the resulting company will be positive for our employees and valued customers.

–Mike Reineck, Market Distributing

Reineck will continue to be part of the Lipari team serving as General Manager for Market Distributing.

 About Market Distributing
Market Distributing is an independent grocery distributor proudly serving supermarkets across the Upper Midwest. Market Distributing prides itself in making fine food widely accessible and in driving brand growth and awareness for local, regional, national and international food products.  With a customer focused staff and commitment to customer service, Market Distributing has a history of exceeding its customers’ expectations.