KeHE Acquires DPI Specialty Foods

On June 20th, 2023, KeHE announced the acquisition of DPI Specialty Foods, a premier distributor across the western United States. The acquisition combines KeHE and DPI’s more than 13 decades of market-leading expertise in fresh, natural and organic, and specialty distribution to benefit their valued supplier partners. Once complete, the transaction will support you in various ways, including:

–  A broadened complementary customer base and bolsters existing warehouse infrastructure More than 31,000 customers, 80,000 SKUS, 6,100 suppliers, and 7 million square feet of warehouse space across all temperature zones in 19 distribution centers.

–  Enhanced business intelligence and market support to continue providing powerful data-driven insights and high-touch support to help you drive scalable growth. DPI suppliers and retailers will gain access to KeHE CONNECT® KeHE’s intuitive technology equips suppliers with industry leading sales reporting, business analytics, and data visualization services to help drive scalable success. Participating suppliers using the KeHE CONNECT® business Intelligence platform regularly are experiencing more points of distribution and growth than all others.

–  Category management expertise supports retailers with data, insights, and assortment recommendations that highlight market opportunities and act an as extension of their merchandising functions.

KeHE and DPI will continue to operate as separate entities while the organizations work to implement an integration plan.