Imperial Dade Acquires Apache Group, Adds Density In Minnesota

Imperial Dade, a distributor of foodservice packaging and janitorial supplies, has announced the acquisition of Apache Group (Apache or the Company). The transaction represents the 68th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Founded by Joe Adrian, Apache Group is a distributor of foodservice packaging products throughout the Midwest.

“The Company commands an exceptional reputation in the market and operates with the same hyper focus on customer service as it had when founded. By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Apache’s customers across the Midwest can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions,” according to a press release.

“Apache Group and Imperial Dade share the same family culture and customer and associate centric focus, which makes it a great addition to the Imperial Dade platform,” Robert Tillis said.

“I would like to enthusiastically welcome the Apache family to Imperial Dade. We are excited to bring forth added capabilities and further grow our presence across Minnesota, Wisconsin and throughout the Midwest,” Jason Tillis added.

“The legacy which has been built by the loyal and dedicated employees at Apache will provide a great foundation for continued growth. We are excited to join Imperial Dade as their resources and support will allow us to strengthen customer and supplier relationships. We’re incredibly grateful for the decades of dedication and support from the Apache family of employees, and thankful for the loyal customers we’ve served over the years,” Apache CEO Allison Adrian said.

Imperial Dade serves more than 90,000 customers across North America. Visit

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