Nissco Restaurant Dealer Group has announced its acquisition of the National Equipment and Supply Association (NESA).
This move is part of Nissco’s wider plan to become a leader in the US foodservice equipment market.
A statement from Nissco said that the deal will allow both entities to share best practices, utilize greater economies of scale, and realize administrative efficiencies.
“We’ve never been better prepared to do what it takes to support the foodservice equipment and supplies marketplace,” said Randy Brunschwig, CEO of Nissco. “This acquisition moves us forward in achieving our long-term vision to be the leading network of buying groups for foodservice equipment and supplies industry participants.”
The newly merged buying groups will become part of a larger network, which also consists of the Excell Foodservice Equipment Dealer Network.
Meanwhile, Bob Stewart, CEO OF Nissco parent company UniPro, said: “We’re thrilled that this transaction provides an expanded equipment and supplies offering to the NESA members, as well as the required resources in sales, marketing and training in order to successfully grow the category.
“The offerings of our two companies complement one another; this acquisition is a natural yet focused alignment of our combined equipment and supplies strategies.”
The unification will provide all members access to more comprehensive programs that cater to their individual business and industry-specific needs. In addition to the combined buying power, members will benefit from a myriad of training programs and unique processes, designed to increase the share of wallet with the collective membership.