DATELINE: MIDDLEBOROUGH, MA…
In these uncertain times, Cirelli Foods of Middleborough, MA, New England’s largest family owned broad line foodservice distributor continues to grow as they proudly announce the union of two great family traditions with their recent acquisition of Savage & Company of Framingham, MA.
Locally owned and operated for more than 80 years, Savage & Company’s high quality baking ingredients have enhanced a wide array of products created and produced by New England’s professional baking community.
Paul Morrissey, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cirelli Foods, is excited about the opportunities that the acquisition offers for both Cirelli and Savage customers, “The addition of Savage’s artisan quality baking ingredients deepens and strengthens our existing product line, allowing us to expand our offerings to existing Cirelli customers. In addition, Savage customers will now have access to over 10,000 products available in our Middleborough warehouse, as well as the added boon of online product listings and convenient online ordering.”
“In acquiring Savage & Company, Cirelli Foods is also very fortunate to be able to welcome aboard Savage’s own dedicated sales and purchasing staff. Their knowledge and experience will be a tremendous asset to Cirelli’s, ensuring a seamless transition of accounts and deliveries,” added Morrissey. “As Cirelli Foods expands, we will also continue to seek additional regional opportunities for growth.”
Al Gordon, President of Savage & Company, praised the acquisition, “It’s a very good marriage for two companies that both have a strong family heritage and are very good at what they do. I’ve been impressed with everyone I’ve met at Cirelli’s. They’re passionate and dedicated – strong traits that have always been part of the Savage tradition. Cirelli Foods has an infrastructure already in place that will quickly bring the Savage product line to a more competitive level with access to more refined systems and better capabilities to transport products.”
Cirelli Foods will offer the complete line of Savage products, at the same prices. The same fine ingredients, prized by New England’s professional baking community, will now be available to ALL Cirelli customers starting in March of 2009, including their retail customers at Cirelli Marketplace. This includes Artisan quality flours and grains, as well as hard to find spices, seeds, fruits, nuts and a broad selection of additional epicurean essentials.
Cirelli Foods is also excited to be able to offer Fabbri’s internationally renowned line of fruit pastes, specialty toppings and syrups, as well as their exceptional line of ingredients for pastry, gelato, chocolate making, and baking, including Fabbri’s signature Amarena cherries.
From Humble Beginnings
Originally founded in Brockton over 60 years ago, Cirelli Foods’ headquarters and warehouse complex is located at 30 Commerce Boulevard in the Middleborough Industrial Park in Middleborough, MA, with close proximity to Interstate 495, and Routes 44 and 24.
Cirelli Foods is the largest family owned independent broad line foodservice distributor in New England with broad customer base that includes independent restaurants, multi-chain units, schools, healthcare facilities, non-profits, and other foodservice operations.
The retail division, originally referred to as Cirelli’s Cash & Carry, was founded in 1967. Located at Cirelli’s Middleborough facility, Cirelli Marketplace is a state-of-the-art retail market, offering a wide selection of name brand foods, paper goods, beer and wine as well as a full selection of liquor with over 4,000 on-shelf products and access to any of the additional 10,000 items in stock in the Cirelli Foods warehouse.
For additional information about Cirelli Foodservice, please call 1-800-242-0939, 1-508-947-8778, or email: email@example.com; for Cirelli Marketplace please call 1-508-947-8211 or email: Marketplace@cirelli.com; or visit www.cirelli.com.