Yanceys Food Service
now "Food Services of America"
70 YEARS AND COUNTING! In 1940, C.R. Yancey and his family traveled from California to Colorado and began providing customers with fresh produce in a small fruit stand. C.R.’s fruit stand became his passion, starting a family tradition that remains strong today.
C.R.’s son, Ed Yancey, soon followed in his father’s footsteps, joining the company in the early 1960’s. As Ed Yancey’s passion grew, so did the company. In 1972, Ed took over the reins and the company's product lines began to expand beyond produce. New customers were established by providing grocery, dairy, meat and non-food items.
In the early 1980’s, C.R.’s grandson, Greg Yancey, continued the tradition and began meeting the challenges of a changing food industry. Over the next twenty-five years, Yancey’s went from a small local company who supported about 100 customers to a large regional distribution company with over 4,500 items in-stock, servicing over 1,800 customers across four states.
Today, with 70 years of success, C.R.’s great-granddaughter and great-grandson have now joined the Yancey’s team. With hard work, dedication to excellence and a strong commitment to customer service, Yancey’s has enjoyed amazing experiences in the food service industry. We attributed our long, rich history of successes to the perseverance and greatness of our customers who have helped us grow to become a top 50 food distribution company in the United States.
Food Services of America Acquires Yancey’s Food Service
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (June 13, 2012) - Food Services of America (FSA) has acquired Yancey’s Food Service of Loveland, Colo., in a deal which provides the company with complete service coverage of the western U.S.
Food Services of America is one of the top ten foodservice distribution companies in the U.S. serving a broad variety of foodservice customers throughout 15 western and mid-western states.
Yancey’s Food Service is the 37th largest food distribution company in America. It adds new service areas for FSA in Colorado and Nebraska with increased coverage in Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico.
Corporate officials cited the similarities in the two companies’ structure and culture as attractive aspects of the purchase. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“As family-owned, privately-held businesses, we both have the highest commitment to customer service and a culture of integrity,” said Doug Minert, President and CEO of Food Services of America.
According to Greg Yancey, Yancey’s President, the company will now start construction on a planned expansion to its distribution center to double its capacity – a project that is necessary because of Yancey’s double digit sales growth.
“Yancey’s and FSA share a culture of providing exceptional service to ensure the success of customers,” he said. “By combining our strengths, we are confident that our customers and Associates will have the resources to thrive for the long term.”
Senior management and Yancey’s employees remain at the company’s Loveland distribution center.
“Customers receive the same great service from the Associates they know and trust,” said Minert. “They also gain access to national and exclusive FSA brands as well as FSA’s suite of tools and resources that will assist our customers to successfully manage and grow their businesses.”
Food Services of America is part of theServices Group of America (SGA) Family of Companies that specializes in bringing top quality products and services to the entire foodservice industry. That family includes customized systems foodservice distributor Systems Services of America, fresh produce marketer Amerifresh, custom-cut meat processor Ameristar Meats and supply chain efficiency and transportation management and logistics expert GAMPAC.