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AdvancePierre Foods, Johnsonville Sausage Enter Exclusive Distribution Agreement

Posted On: 2/7/2012

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KEYWORDS: AdvancePierre Foods, Johnsonville Sausage, foodservice

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Source: PierreAdvance Foods | Released Jan. 27, 2012

CINCINNATI, Ohio/SHEBOYGAN FALLS, WI -- AdvancePierre Foods and Johnsonville Sausage have formed a strategic alliance, leveraging AdvancePierre Foods' dynamic foodservice organization and distribution system to deliver quality Johnsonville Sausage to foodservice customers across the United States.

This partnership will make AdvancePierre Foods, a leading supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience items, the exclusive foodservice distributor of Johnsonville Sausage. This new relationship will bring the legendary flavor of America's No. 1 sausage brand to foodservice customers nationwide.

"This partnership is bringing together two businesses that share a passion for producing delicious, high-quality food products," said Bill Toler, CEO of AdvancePierre Foods. "As our company continues to grow, we look forward to enhancing our product portfolio and bringing our customers the best-tasting, most satisfying products on the market." Johnsonville's partnership with AdvancePierre Foods will make America's No. 1 sausage available to more foodservice customers, including restaurants, colleges and stadiums across the country.

"For more than 65 years, Johnsonville has been known for producing only the highest-quality, most flavorful sausage," said Johnsonville President Bill Morgan. "We look forward to our continued growth and presence on the menus of restaurants and other venues, sharing the legendary flavor of Johnsonville Sausage with even more consumers, through this new strategic partnership with AdvancePierre Foods."

Johnsonville products will be available to AdvancePierre Foods customers in the second quarter of 2012.

About AdvancePierre Foods
AdvancePierre Foods is a leading supplier of value-added protein and handheld convenience products to the foodservice, school, military, retail, club, vending and convenience store channels. The company makes and distributes a full line of packaged sandwiches, fully cooked chicken and beef products, Philly-style steak, stuffed chicken breasts, and bakery products. Headquartered in Cincinnati, AdvancePierre Foods employs 4,500 people and produces quality products in Ohio, Oklahoma, Iowa, Maine, and North and South Carolina.

About Johnsonville Sausage
Johnsonville Sausage, America's No. 1 sausage brand according to AC Nielsen, is known and trusted in about 30 countries around the globe. Through its commitment to providing "world-class culinary" sausage solutions to customers who Discover What Legendary Flavor Can Doâ„¢, Johnsonville creates demand for sausage as a key ingredient on trend-setting menus today while influencing the menu trends of tomorrow.