Aside from a diversified customer base including supplying cruise ships, country clubs and hotels, Grand Western served numerous independent restaurants, which were hit the hardest in the recession that began in 2008. The Company expanded into online, home delivery in 2009 to help offset any potential deterioration of the food service business.
While the business continued to endure the sluggish recovery in food service, Grand Western commissioned M&A advisor BCMS to search the market for a potential partner.
GRAND WESTERN BRANDS
- Florida-based Grand Western Brands, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium meats and seafood products that serves a wide variety of commercial customers as well as the retail home market primarily in the U.S.
- Founded in 1925, Cheney Brothers has grown to nearly 2,000 employees, over 1 million square feet of distribution space through multiple distribution centers supplying 25,000 products to the food service industry, and over $1 billion in annual revenue.