Kings Food Markets and Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market have joined forces with Northeastern specialty and natural foods distributor Chex Finer Foods to supply customers with new specialty, natural and locally produced products in all of their markets.
“We are thrilled to partner with Chex,” said Kings and Balducci’s Chairman and CEO Judith Spires. “Having a committed regional distribution partner will help accelerate our growth through expanded and differentiated specialty selections, in-store merchandising and customized promotional programs for our customers.”
“We are delighted to welcome Kings and Balducci’s to the Chex Family”, noted Jeremy Isenberg, President of Mansfield, Mass.-based Chex. “We share many common goals and values that will help Kings and Balducci’s drive enhanced assortment and distinction in the specialty and natural food categories. We believe together we have a solid foundation to build on for many years to come.”
Based in Parsippany, N.J., Kings operates 25 stores in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut that sell local, national and international specialty food products. Balducci’s Food Lover’s Market has stores in New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia, and On the Go Café locations in New York City and Baltimore. Both companies were acquired by Delaware-based investment firm KB Holding in 2016.