Michigan-Based Lipari Foods and New Jersey-Based Baroody Imports Inc. Combine Forces to Expand Middle Eastern Offerings

WARREN, MICH. – Lipari Foods, a top specialty food distributor based in Warren, Michigan, announced that it has combined forces with Clifton, New Jersey-based Baroody Imports Inc., a leading wholesale distributor of Middle Eastern foods. This opportunity will bring two complementary organizations together and move one step closer to becoming the dominant distributor of Middle Eastern foods in the United States. Lipari Foods and Baroody Imports Inc. share a portfolio of strong proprietary brands and quality products.

Founded in 1987, the Baroody Imports Inc. team services 1,500+ customers nationally, and has approximately 30 employees. Baroody Imports Inc. globally sources over 1,300+ items from several different countries.

Over the past five years, we have significantly grown our Middle Eastern offerings. The Baroody team has been an excellent partner with us over the years, and we are excited to bring them into the Lipari team to further strengthen our catalog and business relationships in this important category across the United States. We are confident by joining forces, we will grow and build out great offerings for all of our collective customers.

–Thom Lipari, CEO of Lipari Foods

I am excited for this opportunity and what it means for our team and business partners. I look forward to helping the Lipari team grow their capabilities and experience in the Middle Eastern market. Lipari Foods is extremely respected in the distribution space with great focus on the customer’s success. Combining our strengths will lead to even greater opportunities for all of our partners near and far.

–Najy Baroody, Owner of Baroody Imports Inc.

Najy Baroody will continue to lead the Baroody Imports Inc. operation.

About Baroody Imports Inc.
Headquartered in Clifton, New Jersey, Baroody Imports Inc. has been in business for over 35 years distributing a large selection of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean foods, including exclusive national and owned brands. As a family business led by Najy Baroody, Baroody Imports Inc. prides itself on its collaborative business partnerships and choosing the best quality products for their customers.