LODI, N.J. and POMPANO BEACH, Fla. — Winco, a one-source supplier for tabletop, smallwares and light equipment, has acquired the Bar Maid Corporation, a producer of high quality, innovative products for bars, restaurants, hotels, convention facilities and event catering.
Bar Maid and Winco’s customers can expect a smooth transition that will not change their current relationship with either brand. In the upcoming future, mutual customers will be able to order and receive Bar Maid products from Winco’s multiple warehouses in New Jersey, Nevada and Flordia.
“We’re excited to welcome the Bar Maid brand and its made-in-U.S. products to Winco,” says Elaine Shen, executive VP, The Foodware Group, and Winco Division president. “The Bar Maid portfolio will strengthen our position across many of our existing categories, including bar suppliers, equipment and cleaning and sanitation.”
“Bar Maid has been a long-standing iconic brand in our industry, and we look forward to building upon its legacy to further grow the brand in our markets,” says Bill Colwin, senior VP, Sales, Winco.
“After almost 30 years growing Bar Maid, we’re thrilled to hand over the reins to The Foodware Group,” says Bar Maid owners George Shepherd and Diane Michaud. “Their extensive resources and multiple warehouses will serve our mutual customers well and expand the Bar Maid brand internationally.”