Legacy Foodservice Alliance Revisits Birthplace, Signs New Declaration

October 1, 2019

Richmond based Legacy Foodservice Alliance recently convened in Philadelphia, the site of Legacy’s first Marketplace, to celebrate a decade of excellence in the group industry.


The Marketplace, held at the Loews Hotel, showcased the best the industry had to offer in product and service categories running the full gamut of the foodservice segment. “Not only was it a chance for all involved to learn about the newest trends, but to meet with colleagues and devise strategies on how to best grow moving forward,” said Legacy Excutive Vice President, Deb Winter.


Legacy encouraged current and new Members of the organization to sign the Declaration of Independents, a symbolic document tracing its stylistic roots to the document that emancipated what would become the United States of America. Legacy CEO Steve Push commented, “In 2010, at the first Marketplace we created our Declaration of Independents as a way to rally the fewer than 60 Distributor and Supplier Members we had in the Alliance.”


“In 2019, with our membership many times greater than the original 60, the Declaration of Independents is meant to solidify Legacy’s commitment to the health and well being of the independent foodservice distributor,” added Push.


In addition to The Marketplace, the Alliance’s semi-annual buying conference, Legacy hosted its annual Legacy Leadership Conference attended by both Distributor and Supplier Members. The Leadership Conference is an opportunity for Legacy Members to collaborate, learn and discuss topics impacting the foodservice industry. This year’s kenote speaker was John Tracy

Executive Chairman of Dot Foods, Inc. And Edward Zimmerman — Founder, The Food Connector led a discussion on 10 Reasons Why the Next 10 Years Will be a 10 for Independent Distributors.


Amy Wood, Legacy’s Director of Merchandising summarized the whole event by saying, “it was terrific to celebrate 10-years of Legacy Foodservice Alliance here in Philadelphia, and we are very excited to see what’s in store for the next ten!”


About Legacy Foodservice Alliance 

Legacy Foodservice Alliance is a national organization that combines the purchasing power of more than 160 Distributors and 600 Suppliers, to bring the best products at the best prices. Legacy was established in 2009 by people who are well known names in the foodservice business. Legacy is truly a unique group environment, combining state-of-the-art technology, industry best practices, and high touch customer service to help foster success for Members and their customers. Drawing on decades of cumulative experience and positive influences of the past, Legacy continues to build the Distributor Group of the Future. For more information, visit http://legacyfoodservice.com/