PHILADELPHIA — Honor Foods announced it reached an agreement to purchase Florida-based Sunny Morning Foods, a foodservice redistributor specializing in dairy. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Per Honor Foods, a Burgis Logistics foodservice redistribution company, acquiring Sunny Morning Foods both strengthens the company’s dairy portfolio and broadens its position up and down the East Coast.
“This acquisition is another step towards fulfilling our longstanding strategy — to build upon our dairy expertise as a way to provide competitive differentiation within the foodservice redistribution channel while satisfying customers’ product needs,” said Walt Tullis, president of Honor Foods. “Sunny Morning Foods has an extensive offering of dairy products, including butter, cheese and creams, under their own proprietary brands in addition to many highly regarded national brands. Further, Sunny Morning has established a reputation for superior customer service throughout the Florida marketplace, and we are excited to introduce the broader Honor Foods portfolio to their customers.”
Burris acquired Honor Foods in 2007, and the company shared that Sunny Morning Foods is the third dairy redistributor it has acquired since then. It acquired Pennsylvania-based Sommer Maid Creamery in 2022.
“We are proud to welcome Sunny Morning Foods into the Burris Logistics family,” said Donnie Burris, chief executive officer and president of Burris Logistics. “As Honor Foods expands into the Southeast, it is important that we acquire a brand with similar quality, customer service and distribution capability as Honor Foods has in the Mid-Atlantic. Beginning in 1988, Dale Volkert and Ken Carlson have built and operated a wonderful family business. This makes Sunny Morning a tremendous cultural fit and we look forward to carrying on the Sunny Morning heritage for many years to come.”
Honor Foods provides frozen, refrigerated, dry and dairy products, representing 300-plus brand name food suppliers.