Imperial Dade expands West Coast presence with Area Distributors acquisition

By Emily Bader
Jersey City | Nov 19, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Imperial Dade, a Jersey City-based distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, announced Tuesday it has acquired Area Distributors.

Imperial in a news release said the deal will help strengthen its West Coast presence.

“Like Imperial Dade, Area Distributors has a strong family operated culture with a loyal customer base and a laser focused commitment to providing an unparalleled customer experience, making the business a great addition to our family,” Robert Tillis, CEO of Imperial Dade, said.

“We are excited to expand our presence in this key strategic market and look forward to partnering with Kelly and Kevin Ryan and their team to capitalize on the many growth opportunities that we see ahead for the business,” Jason Tillis, president of Imperial Dade, said.

Area Distributors is based in San Jose, California and is a family-owned and -operated distributor of packaging.

“Imperial Dade’s reputation, and culture of strong customer service align well with our own philosophy and values. This partnership presents a great opportunity for our sales team members and dedicated employees to expand their capabilities throughout this marketplace,” Kelly Ryan, president of Area Distributors, said. “We look forward to a constructive partnership with Bob and Jason as we continue to deliver high-quality solutions and services to our customers.”

Financial terms were not disclosed.

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