US Foods buys Dierks Waukesha

US Foods buys Dierks Waukesha

Acquisition of regional distributor signals restart of US Foods’ growth

US Foods has bought Dierks Waukesha, a Waukesha, Wis.-based regional distributor, in a bid to strengthen its presence in the Upper Midwest, the company said Friday.

Terms of the deal, expected to close by the end of the year, were not disclosed.

The deal is the first acquisition Rosemont, Ill.-based US Foods has made since the collapse of its merger with larger rival Sysco Corp. last year. After the merger failed, US Foods executives said that they

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