Bidfood seals Elite deal

Latest business acquisition sees successful foodservice network grow further

Foodservice giant Bidfood has acquired Elite Fine Foods as the business extends its successful network of independent businesses.

Delivering to more than 2,500 catering companies across the UK, Elite Fine Foods is an established named in the foodservice wholesale sector.

Bidfood will take charge of Elite’s seven multi-temperature sites around the nation, adding to a network of providers that already includes Caterfood, South Lincs Foodservice and Cimandis.

“We’re delighted to welcome the team and customers of Elite Fine Fine Foods to the Bidfood family,” said CEO Andrew Selley.

“The company is already a thriving and profitable foodservice supplier in the UK, with a real passion for service which aligns perfectly with our mission to provide service excellence and make customers’ lives easier.

“Operated by a strong and dynamic management team, the company has unrivalled market place knowledge, service and a range of more than 6,500 products. This includes a comprehensive selection of fine foods, such as excellent local and imported speciality cheeses.

“Elite Fine Foods also offers its own butchery and fresh-meat service, along with a fantastic range of fresh fish. This sits well within our decentralised model, where we can use our financial and strategic strength alongside its local expertise to offer customers the service and range it is looking for.”

The team that currently runs Elite Fine Foods will stay in place and maintain its own identity and culture to ensure its service and reputation remains consistent, and will continue with its established strategy to develop further.

“We’re excited to become part of the Bidfood family and look forward to working with them to leverage its support and expertise to further strengthen our market-leading service, range and proposition. We’ll continue to service our customers as before, as an independent business, now supported by the strength of Bidfood.”

Andrew Selley Bidfood Caterfood Cimandis Elite Fine Foods South Lincs Foodservice