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Allen Brothers, Niman Ranch set new venture
Meatplace, By Lisa M. Keefe on 4/19/2017
Chefs’ Warehouse Inc., an owner of Allen Brothers Inc. in Chicago and Michael’s Finer Meats in Columbus, Ohio, announced a new co-branded venture with Niman Ranch, called Allen Brothers All Natural Meats by Niman Ranch, according to a news release from both companies.
Niman Ranch produces “humanely and sustainably raised pork, beef and lamb” products, the release said. Chefs’ Warehouse is a distributor of specialty food products to more than 20,000 customer locations across the U.S. The new venture will increase Niman Ranch’s availability in new markets and channels.
“We have been honored to have our network of 720 family farms grow the best tasting meat for the top chefs in the world,” Jeff Tripician, general manager of Niman Ranch is quoted as saying in the release. “This partnership to expand with Chefs’ Warehouse is a natural fit and allows us to offer a wide assortment of prepared natural meats and fresh upper choice and prime natural Angus Beef.”
“We have built our business distributing the finest products in the world to the top chefs in the country. It is no surprise that Niman Ranch is our first-ever co-branded product to expand the excellence and strengthen this commitment,” John DeBenedetti, executive vice president of protein, Allen Brothers and Chefs Warehouse, said.
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