Transgourmet Central & Eastern Europe is to acquire 100% of the shares in the Russian company OOO Targovy Dom Global Foods, which is headquartered in Moscow, with immediate effect. Global Foods is one of the leading companies in the area of wholesale catering supplies in Russia. Transgourmet has been working successfully with Global Foods for several years. With this acquisition, Transgourmet will drive the development of the wholesale supplies sector in Russia and further enhance its leading position as a multi-channel provider.

Global Foods recorded sales of RUB 2 billion in 2016 and employs 250 staff. Global Foods supplies mainly customers from the catering and hotel segments as well as canteens.

Transgourmet Central & Eastern Europe belongs to the Transgourmet Group and, as a leading multi-channel provider, is a delivery and cash & carry specialist for professional catering kitchens. With over 26,000 employees and net sales of CHF 8.5 billion, the Transgourmet Group is the second-largest cash & carry and wholesale supplies business in Europe. It is organized into four national companies. Transgourmet has its headquarters in Basel and is part of the Coop Group.