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Alliance Paper & Food Service just acquired Schweppe Kitchen Equipment & Supply. Both companies are long-time fixtures in the Chicago regional food service industry.

As part of an active acquisition campaign, Alliance Paper & Food Service of Franklin Park, Ill. just announced that it has acquired Schweppe Kitchen Equipment & Supply, based in Lombard, Ill.

“We are pleased to be bringing Schweppe onboard,” said Alliance president and CEO Brian Flynn. “Schweppe is a foodservice company with an excellent reputation for integrity, service, quality and fair prices. These are operating guidelines that mirror our own. It was a natural choice for us---one that we are confident will lead to growth for both businesses while providing our customers with even better service and selection.”

The Schweppe family will continue to manage the Lombard business, founded in 1932. Customers will notice very little difference aside from the Alliance name on delivery trucks and a broader selection in the store and on the website.

“The two companies clearly share the same operating philosophy,” said Schweppe president Jeff Schweppe. “We are very excited to be able to offer our customers an even broader selection of products and expanded delivery capabilities.”

With 40,000 square feet of professional-grade kitchen supplies and commercial equipment, Schweppe’s Lombard, Ill. store is one of the only foodservice supply stores in the Chicago area that is always open to the public.    

Alliance Paper & Food Service, founded in 1954, is a privately owned full service distributor offering a wide range of food service products that include paper goods, janitorial and sanitation, foodservice disposables, and packaging for restaurants, catering, bakery, coffee shops, food processing, delis and supermarkets. They service the greater Chicagoland area and beyond. In addition to its Franklin Park headquarters and distribution center, Alliance maintains a cash and carry store at 913 W. Randolph in Chicago.

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Acquisition Facts:
Acquiring Organization: Alliance Paper & Food Service, Franklin Park, IL
Acquired Organization: Schweppe, Inc, Lombard, IL
Acquisition Date: Feb. 15, 2012
Transaction Amount: Parties don’t wish to disclose
Terms: Schweppe name will remain, store will remain open, Schweppe family will continue to manage the business---with Alliance overseeing operations.


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