Alliant Foodservice to Open State-of-the-Art Charlotte Distribution Center


DEERFIELD, Ill., April 4/Alliant Foodservice, Inc., a subsidiary of Alliant Exchange, Inc. and one of the nation's largest broadline
foodservice distributors, will open a new distribution facility in Charlotte, North Carolina, that will double the warehouse capacity in that market and substantially increase the product lines available.  By the end of the year, a full line of equipment and small wares will be available in order to provide
one-stop shopping for foodservice providers.
The new facility is expected to be operational by the second quarter of 2001.  It will serve a market area that includes parts of North and South Carolina as well as Knoxville, Tennessee, and southwestern Virginia.

 "Alliant Charlotte plans to be the highest quality, most customer-centric foodservice distributor in the Carolinas," said Marc Berube, Market President.
"We are already a leader in the healthcare market and in providing our customers leading-edge technology to improve the efficiency and productivity of their operations."

 The move will also create additional employment opportunities in many areas, including positions for the sales force, warehouse workers, and drivers.

    Alliant Foodservice, with total sales of more than $6 billion, is one of the largest privately held enterprises in the United States.  Alliant Foodservice also provides access to, an Internet-based service
that provides 24/7 access to a catalog of more than 165,000 foodservice items, equipment, related supplies, and value-added services.  Alliant Foodservice is
the exclusive distributor of such brand lines as Glenview Farms dairy products, Bluewater Seafood, and Luzzatti Italian product lines.