New Facility Expands Local and Farm-to-Table Specialty Food Offerings
BONITA SPRINGS, FL–(Marketwired – Dec 9, 2015) – Artisan Specialty Foods, a nationwide specialty food distributer, re-packer and importer and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Innovative Food Holdings (OTCQB: IVFH), has launched its new 28,000 sf. distribution facility in Broadview, Illinois.
The Broadview facility was purchased in July 2015 and built out to meet Artisan’s custom specifications. Its central location and large size enables Artisan to better serve its customers in Metro Chicago and the surrounding areas. The greater capacity also allows the company to introduce a wider range of products that are repacked or private labeled, and allows for growth in stocked inventory for all products, including products sold nationally. The successful launch and integration of this facility enables Artisan, as well as other Innovative Food Holdings subsidiaries, to better serve a fast-growing customer base.
“The new customized build out, integration and warehouse transition to this new facility went seamlessly due to the hard work of our talented and dedicated team at Artisan Specialty foods,” said Justin Wiernasz, president of Innovative Food Holdings. “We continue to see strength in the Artisan business and expect this distribution facility to help drive growth with our current local chefs and customers, and to also help facilitate further national sales growth across Innovative Foods’ subsidiaries.”
Mr. Wiernasz continued, “This facility also provides the opportunity to service the growing number of chefs in the Greater Chicago area that are seeking artisanal specialty and local, farm-to-table products. Furthermore, I expect that this expansion of Artisan Specialty’s capabilities and offerings will open the door for the growth of Artisan’s unique business model into additional specialty food verticals and markets.”
About Artisan Specialty Foods
Artisan was founded in 2004 as a small specialty food distributor servicing foodservice establishments in the Chicago area. Today, the company serves hundreds of customers in the Metro Chicago area, and also serves as a nationwide fulfillment center for other Innovative Food Holdings subsidiaries operating in both the foodservice and direct-to-consumer markets.
About Innovative Food Holdings, Inc.
Innovative Food Holdings’ (OTCQB: IVFH) industry-leading specialty food platforms in the foodservice and consumer markets provide chefs and consumers direct access to the highest quality specialty food products across the United States.
In the direct-to-chef foodservice market, Innovative Food Holdings’ fully automated direct-to-chef platform offers efficient, cost effective, and transparent direct sourcing and distribution of over 7,000 specialty foods delivered daily to thousands of chefs nationwide. For more information on Artisan Specialty Foods, please visit www.ArtisanSpecialty.com. For more information about Innovative Food Holdings, please go to www.IVFH.com.
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