CARLSBAD, Ca. and PONCHATOULA, La., July 18, 2016 -
GoodSource Solutions, a national specialty foodservice distributor, has acquired Pon Food Corporation located in Ponchatoula, Louisiana. The combined companies strengthen GoodSource’s national distribution platform, offering exceptional value and product selection for existing and new customers. GoodSource is a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners.
This acquisition gives GoodSource additional scale in the education, corrections and foodservice sectors and a stronger distribution network in the Southeast region of the United States. Pon Food Corporation now has access to a wider selection of products, such as Tools for Schools® branded items – designed to meet or exceed child nutrition program requirements. Together, GoodSource and Pon Food will immediately begin expanding product assortment and optimize logistics to better serve customers.
Rich Friedlen, President & Chief Executive Officer of GoodSource, said, “We are excited to add Pon Food to our distribution network. Tony and his team have demonstrated their ability to provide exceptional service to their customers and we look forward to growing together in this region.”
Tony Berner, Jr., President of Pon Food, said, “Our family is thrilled to be a part of this new and exciting venture with GoodSource. We have always strived to be the very best in our field. This union with GoodSource will allow us to strengthen our position in the market place. We are all very excited by the opportunity to work closely with GoodSource in order to continue to grow the relationships we have established over our many years in business.”
Tony Berner, Jr. will remain the President of Pon Food Corporation.
About Pon Food Corporation
Pon Food Corporation was founded in 1956 as a frozen retail distributor. After 4 years, the company started to concentrate on wholesale products as retail items were being carried by co-op stores. Pon Food is headquartered in their modern facility in Ponchatoula, LA. Pon Food Corporation is one of the largest family-owned broadline distributors in the state of Louisiana.
About Good Source Solutions
GoodSource Solutions is a specialty foodservice distributor servicing a variety of markets, including Corrections, Schools, Healthcare, Non-Profits, Colleges and Universities. GoodSource has warehouses distributing food and non-food products throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. GoodSource also owns Northwest Distribution, a distributor servicing schools in the Pacific Northwest region, located in Emmett, ID; Harvest Farms, a USDA and FDA approved manufacturing facility, located in Lancaster, CA; as well as Dori Foods, a distributor servicing schools in the Mid-Atlantic region, located in Richmond, VA. Good Source Solutions is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA and is a portfolio company of Evergreen Pacific Partners.