Published on Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Alimplus acquires AOF service Alimentaire

Alimplus acquires AOF Service Alimentaire and strengthens its position among
industry leaders in Québec
Montréal, January 28, 2019 – Alimplus is pleased to announce its acquisition of AOF Service
Alimentaire (“AOF”), a Drummondville-based leader in the Québec foodservice industry that
distributes a wide range of food products to customers in the hotel, restaurant and institutional
sectors. As a result of this acquisition, Alimplus is now the largest independent food distributor
in Québec, wholly-owned by Québecers, and determined to continue its growth path.
“The acquisition of AOF positions Alimplus to expand further by extending its geographic
coverage in the east of Québec and complementing its strong presence in other parts of the
province,” said Daniel Le Rossignol, President of Alimplus. “This enables us to provide efficient
service on a larger scale by bringing us closer to our customers, who will also benefit from the
combined strength of these two highly successful organizations.”
Alimplus already boasts two strategically located distribution centres serving the regions
connecting Gatineau, Montréal and Québec City. The acquisition of AOF adds a third
distribution centre of approximately 125,000 sq. ft. in Drummondville. Alimplus’ modern
facilities also support the company’s growth in two main areas: Expanding its product offering
and reaching new markets. In a highly fragmented industry, Alimplus is well positioned to
continue consolidating the market and improving its leadership position in the region.
“We’re pleased that the family business we helped build will continue to grow and flourish
within Alimplus,” said Hugo Ouellet, President and General Manager of AOF. “We chose
Alimplus not only because it shares our vision and values, but also because it is Québec-owned
and it will maintain our significant operations in Drummondville.”

Alimplus can also rely on its sister company, Mayrand, to complete its service offering. Mayrand
operates as a warehouse store with an extensive variety of products for restaurants, caterers
and other operators as well as the general public. This “cash and carry” concept, which moved
to Anjou in 2016, is completely refreshed and updated and customers can shop without paying
for membership. Expansion of the brand is currently underway with more stores set to open
soon, starting in the Greater Montréal area.

About Alimplus
For over 40 years, Alimplus has been distributing food products to a diversified customer base in
the restaurant, hotel, catering and institutional sectors. It offers a broad range of products
including meat, deli, fish and seafood, baked goods, dairy, dry goods and non-food products.
Fresh or frozen, Alimplus offers products to meet all of its customers’ needs.

About AOF
Since 1995, Québec-based company AOF Service Alimentaire has been distributing a wide range
of food products to the hotel, restaurant and institutional sectors. AOF supplies a complete line
of products throughout the province from its well-located warehouse in the centre of Québec.

For more information:
Amélie Plante
DDMG Communications

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