Lipari Foods, a specialty food distributor based in Warren, Michigan, has combined forces with Clifton, N.J.-based Baroody Imports Inc., a wholesale distributor of Middle Eastern foods.

This opportunity will bring two complementary organizations together and move one step closer to becoming a top distributor of Middle Eastern foods in the United States. Lipari Foods and Baroody Imports Inc. share a portfolio of strong proprietary brands and quality products. 

Founded in 1987, the Baroody Imports Inc. team services 1,500-plus customers nationally, and has approximately 30 employees. Baroody Imports Inc. globally sources over 1,300+ items from several different countries. 

“Over the past five years, we have significantly grown our Middle Eastern offerings," Thom Lipari, CEO of Lipari Foods said. “The Baroody team has been an excellent partner with us over the years, and we are excited to bring them into the Lipari team to further strengthen our catalog and business relationships in this important category across the United States. We are confident by joining forces, we will grow and build out great offerings for all of our collective customers.” 

Najy Baroody, Owner of Baroody Imports Inc., added, “I am excited for this opportunity and what it means for our team and business partners. I look forward to helping the Lipari team grow their capabilities and experience in the Middle Eastern market. Lipari Foods is extremely respected in the distribution space with great focus on the customer’s success. Combining our strengths will lead to even greater opportunities for all of our partners near and far.” 

Najy Baroody will continue to lead the Baroody Imports Inc. operation.