Lipari Foods acquires New York based Deli-Boy and Big Apple – Macomb Daily


Lipari Foods, a specialty food distributor based in Warren, has reached an agreement to acquire New York-based Deli-Boy and it’s subsidiary, Big Apple, which will expand Lipari’s distribution footprint through Pennsylvania, Virginia, New Jersey, Maryland, Masschusetts, North Carolina, Connecticut and New York.

“We are excited to welcome Deli-Boy and Big Apple into our family, and will continue their commitment of providing quality products and great customer service to retailers and food service establishments in their marketing area,” said Thom Lipari, chief executive officer of Lipari Foods, in a news release. “Deli-Boy and Big Apple are trusted leaders in the industry, and adding their expertise to all that Lipari provides means greater opportunities for their customers.”

John Petosa and Steve Capizzi will join the Lipari team, continuing to serve as leaders for Deli-Boy and Big Apple. Located in Syracuse and Rochester, New York, the Deli-Boy and Big Apple teams have been servicing retailers along the East Coast for more than 60 years. Combined, Deli-Boy and Big Apple supply more than 1,000 retailers in eight states, with approximately 165 total employees.

— MediaNews Group staff



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