Gordon Food Service, a privately held and family-managed foodservice distribution company with operations in the United States and Canada, has acquired Ettline Foods Corporation, a broadline food distributor headquartered in York PA.

“Ettline is an outstanding company with a strong history as a family-owned, independent distributor serving the Mid-Atlantic region. Their attention to customer service, value and integrity ties in perfectly with Gordon Food Service’s culture and commitment to quality,” said Rich Wolowski, North America president and chief executive officer of Gordon Food Service.

Founded in 1889 by Oscar O Ettline as a full-service grocery store, Ettline prospered in the decades after World War II. Today, it serves restaurants, healthcare facilities, schools and other businesses and industry customers throughout four states. Its founder’s commitment to quality food and customer service remains central to the company’s core values.

“We at Ettline are thrilled to become part of Gordon Food Service, a company that mirrors our commitment to delivering exceptional value, while remaining competitive in a constantly changing market,” said Joe Ayoub, president and CEO of Ettline Foods Corporation. “We sought an organization that would be the right fit for maintaining the same level of quality that we are so committed to. We feel strongly that Gordon Food Service shares our values and will allow Ettline to continue to grow as part of its family.”

To learn more about Ettline, visit www.ettline.com.

Founded in 1897 as a simple butter-and-egg delivery service, Gordon has grown to become a leading foodservice industry business. It serves foodservice operators in the Midwest, Northeast, Southeast, and Southwest regions of the United States and coast-to-coast in Canada. The firm also operates more than 170 Gordon Food Service Store locations in the United States.

Access www.gfs.com for further information.