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Gordon Food Service history, profile and corporate video

Gordon Food Service (GFS), founded in 1897 by Dutch immigrants to deliver butter and eggs on a horse-drawn carriage, has grown into one of North America’s largest family-owned and managed food service distributor. GFS is an international corporation offering Gordon Food and nationally branded specialty and exclusive products to customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. The company also operates over 160 Marketplace retail stores located in Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, Pennsylvania and Florida.”

“Gordon Food Service History

Over 115 years of fresh ideas

Gordon Food Service started out as a butter-and-egg delivery business more than a century ago. Today, we’re the largest family-owned broadline foodservice distributor in North America—and one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

We’ve weathered a lot of changes since 1897. We’ve even instituted a fair number of them, leading the industry into new and more efficient ways of doing business. But our values remain the same as those of the 23-year-old entrepreneur who started it all: hard work, reliability, and integrity are the only business practices that really matter.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Gfs.com

**Video published on YouTube by “Gordon Food Service