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Driscoll Foods and D. Brickman Combine Operations

Driscoll Foods has merged with D. Brickman to form a combined business. Terms for the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1971, Clinton, N.J.-based Driscoll Foods distributes local, regional and national brands to independent restaurants in New York’s tri-state area as well as upstate New York. The company also offers custom steak cuts and dry-aging.

D. Brickman distributes fresh produce, seafood and local cheeses to restaurants in parts of upstate New York. It was founded in 1935 and is based in Menands, N.Y. 

The two family-owned companies will continue to operate as separate entities, but plans call for D. Brickman to eventually move its headquarters to Driscoll Foods’ facility in Amsterdam, N.Y.

Speaking on the eventual combination of the businesses, Steven Donnelly, president of Driscoll’s Amsterdam division, said, “We’re going to do this at a deliberate pace to make sure nothing is disrupted.”

Speaking on the merger, D. Brickman President Jim Hans said that the two companies complement each other. “Their strengths are our weaknesses, and vice versa,” he said.