Chefs' Warehouse (CHEF) Acquires Nicola Imports

June 16, 2021 4:36 PM EDT

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The Chefs’ Warehouse, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHEF), a premier distributor of specialty food products in North America, today announced that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Nicola Imports, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Since its inception in 2007, Nicola Imports has been a staple purveyor of the finest specialty food products available in Arizona and Colorado.

“We are thrilled to welcome Nick Bramini, Jayson James and the Nicola Imports team into our growing family of companies. This acquisition is particularly exciting as it deepens the company’s commitment to serving the growing Arizona market and marks our entry into Denver, which has been a long-term objective of our company,” stated Christopher Pappas, CEO of the Chefs’ Warehouse.

Since inception in 1985, The Chefs’ Warehouse has been purveying high-quality, luxury, artisan, local and specialty products for the best restaurants in North America.

“We are very excited to join the Chefs’ Warehouse as our combined businesses will create a larger platform from which we can better serve our customers and support the long-term growth of both our employees and vendor partners” said Nick Bramini, Founder and CEO of Nicola Imports.

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