We are pleased to announce we have entered into an agreement to acquire H&W Ingredients and Dayton Foods, located in Brookfield, Illinois, effective November 1, 2020. You may know H&W under its original name, Higgins & White. This transaction brings together two outstanding teams that share a continuous dedication to top-notch customer service and providing ingredient solutions and technical expertise.
H&W and Dayton Foods represent many of the industry’s top fruit, nut, and vegetable producers, including Ocean Spray, Del Monte, Sunny Gem, Wyman’s and Tree Top. Founded more than 30 years ago, H&W Ingredients has several food scientists and a culinary chef on staff, offering a variety of technical services to their customers. In addition to their Illinois headquarters, the company has regional salespeople in Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Colorado and North Carolina. The added product lines, and impressive distribution footprint these new suppliers bring will prove very complimentary to those of Skidmore, Essex and Processor’s Choice.
“Adding H&W Ingredients, and Dayton Foods to the Skidmore Enterprise is very exciting,” said Skidmore Sales & Distributing Owner and CEO, Doug Skidmore. “Both H&W and Skidmore have built strong reputations for representing and partnering with the industry’s best food ingredients suppliers, with an unrivaled technical support and customer-centric approach to doing business. H&W’s passion for excellence, quality, teamwork and integrity are a reflection of our own Skidmore core values. Our vision is to be the food industry’s top-rated ingredient distributor. By expanding our distribution footprint, we can now serve more customers across the country.”
“We are extremely proud of the accomplishments H&W Ingredients and Dayton Foods have achieved since our inception in 1989. In alignment with our dedication to employees, customers and suppliers, we are joining forces with Skidmore Sales & Distributing. Equipped with new resources and capabilities, we look forward to our collective growth and success,” added Michael Cronin and Bill White.
This announcement does not change the day-to-day operations of each company. H&W Ingredients and Dayton Foods will be wholly owned and independent subsidiaries of Skidmore and remain located in Brookfield, IL. Their names will not change. All H&W and Dayton Foods employees will remain on staff and committed to providing the same excellent service their customers have grown accustomed to.
See the complete press release here.