Pizzeria distributors Pohl Food Service and R&R Specialty Foods merge

March 16, 2005

MINNEAPOLIS — Pohl Food Service has announced it has merged with R&R Specialty Foods of Minneapolis. According to a news release, the two companies will operate as Pohl Food Service from Pohl's Minneapolis warehouse.

"This merger allows Pohl to continue to grow by focusing on improved efficiencies which will positively impact our customers," said Paul Bratland, Pohl's president. "For years we have respectfully competed against R&R. We have similar styles and products, but different geographical focuses."

Bratland said the merger will allow both companies to stay competitive while providing pizzeria operators specialty items and service.

"We have known Paul and his group for years and always admired their approach to business," said Terry Rutter of R&R. "The number-one consideration for us was that our customers remain confident in our service."

Topics: Operations Management

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