( Courtesy Loffredo Fresh Foods )

Loffredo Fresh Foods, Des Moines, Iowa, is branching out to Minneapolis, delivering to customers from a new distribution center.

The company began deliveries of fresh produce, fresh-cut items and specialty foods from the Minneapolis facility on Aug. 10.

The new location allows Loffredo Fresh to better serve customers and expand opportunities, according to a news release. 

“It’s exciting to continue to execute on our strategic plan, including expanding our reach into new geographic areas,” Brian Loffredo, president and CEO, said in the release. “While the foodservice industry has been greatly changed during the pandemic, Loffredo is uniquely positioned to emerge stronger than ever, benefiting our team members and business partners for years to come.”

The company, founded in 1892, has seven distribution facilities in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin and Minneapolis, with more than 3,000 customers in the Midwest.

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