Honor Foods' Parent Company Acquires R.W. Zant

The deal will expand the company's distribution capabilities across the West.

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PHILADELPHIA — Honor Foods will expand its foodservice redistribution capability through Burris Logistics’ purchase of the R.W. Zant Company.

R.W. Zant is a foodservice redistributor with protein expertise located in Los Angeles. The transaction closed on June 21. Complimentary product portfolios will expand the capabilities of both companies, including immediate increased logistical benefits provided by Burris Logistics’ cold chain assets and freight brokerage via Trinity Logistics. Both companies share a proud family heritage and partner-first mentality. 

“This acquisition provides both Zant and Honor customers with new product offerings that can streamline their procurement and logistics processes and operations," Honor Foods President Walt Tullis. "The depth and breadth of core categories like protein, dairy, and frozen vegetables and fruits, in addition to traditional value-added foodservice items, ensures our customers that they are getting the best product selection at the best pricing.”

“It has been an absolute pleasure to work with Bill Zant and his team through this process," added Burris Logistics CEO Donnie Burris. "R.W. Zant is an incredible family business with incredible people and a wonderful culture. As a multi-generational family business ourselves, we look forward to protecting the heritage that is in this business while providing additional growth opportunities for all”.  

The R.W. Zant Company will continue to be run by current president Lourdes Navarro, a long-tenured team member who will now report to Tullis. To underscore the change in ownership and promote the added capabilities, “An Honor Foods Company” endorsement will be added to the R.W. Zant logo.

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