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Imperial Bag & Paper Announces the Acquisition of Peninsular Paper

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, announces the acquisition of Peninsular Paper Products, Inc. (“Peninsular”). The transaction represents the ninth acquisition under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial, respectively.

Based in Tampa, FL, Peninsular is a distributor of food packaging, paper products, foodservice disposables, and janitorial and sanitary supplies serving the greater Tampa and Orlando markets. For Imperial, the acquisition of Peninsular serves as an established base in a new geography from which to grow and is the first step of its strategic initiative to expand geographically in the Southeast.

“Peninsular is one of the longest-tenured and most reputable distributors in Florida, and we could not have found a better partner as we expand into the Southern United States,” said Robert Tillis. “We enthusiastically welcome the Peninsular team members to Imperial and look forward to working together to grow the business.”

Dick Clarke, Chairman of Peninsular, said, “I am confident that the legacy the Clarke family has built over the past 100 years will continue under the leadership of Imperial.”

“Our customers can expect the same great service with access to a broader product and service offering. We can bring new opportunities to our customers and employees, while maintaining our culture of service, responsiveness and expertise,” said Richard Clarke, Jr., Manager of Peninsular.

“The Peninsular acquisition is the next step in Imperial’s strategy to establish our position as one of the nation’s premier providers of food packaging, paper products, foodservice disposables, and janitorial and healthcare supplies,” said Jason Tillis. “Our vision is to expand our geographic reach organically through partnerships with industry leading companies and operators.”

About Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC
Founded in 1935, Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC is one of the largest independent distributors of foodservice disposables and janitorial supplies in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions. For additional information, please visit

Imperial Bag & Paper Co., LLC
Paul Cervino, 201-437-7440



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