Lipari Foods Finalizes Acquisition of New York-Based Deli-Boy and its Subsidiary Big Apple to Expand Distribution Footprint
WARREN, MICH. – Lipari Foods, a top specialty food distributor based in Warren, Michigan, announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire New York-based Deli-Boy and its subsidiary Big Apple, leading distributors of quality, innovative foods. This opportunity will expand Lipari’s distribution footprint throughout the adjacent markets of Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut, and New York.
Located in Syracuse and Rochester, New York, the Deli-Boy and Big Apple teams have been servicing retailers along the East Coast for 60+ years. Combined, Deli-Boy and Big Apple supply 1,000+ retailers in eight states, with approximately 165 total employees.
We are excited to welcome Deli-Boy and Big Apple into our family, and will continue their commitment of providing quality products and great customer service to retailers and food service establishments in their marketing area. Deli-Boy and Big Apple are trusted leaders in the industry, and adding their expertise to all that Lipari provides means greater opportunities for their customers.
–Thom Lipari, CEO of Lipari Foods
We are excited to join the Lipari Foods team, given their commitment to the customer and growth. We believe we will be successful together moving forward.
–Steve Capizzi, Big Apple
Steve Capizzi will join the Lipari team, continuing to serve as the leader for Big Apple.
Since its inception in 1960, Deli-Boy has been one of the most successful central New York businesses serving restaurants, grocery chains, convenience stores, pizza and sub shops. Their dedication to service excellence is the reason they have stood the test of time and continue to grow. Deli-Boy is committed to serving its customers with all of their distribution needs and offering brand-name items at reasonable prices.
About Big Apple
Big Apple, a division of Deli-Boy, is a broadline food distributor based in Rochester, NY. Incorporated in 1975, Big Apple opened for business with just one truck servicing local delicatessens. Today, they still service some of those same customers, as well as hundreds of other restaurants, pizzerias, sub shops, and food service businesses across eight states.