March 20, 2020
Blog Post

FoodMaven Continues Growth: Acquires Jana Food Services

FoodMaven today announced their acquisition of Jana Food Services as part of an expansion plan into Dallas-Fort Worth. This acquisition will provide FoodMaven with the facilities and logistics capability to serve the broader Dallas-Fort Worth area.

“This is an important milestone for FoodMaven as it will be our first market outside of Colorado,” said Ben Deda, CEO of FoodMaven, “We are confident that FoodMaven’s business model will be success in Dallas-Fort Worth and that we can bring sustainable and local food offerings to our new community in Texas.” 

Jana Food Services was a family-owned and operated food service provider based in Arlington, TX. The company was started by Nader Ahmad who emigrated from Palestine to the United States in 1995. Jana is a full service distribution company with a significant presence in halal markets and ethnic food stores. Ahmad’s daughter, Ala Ahmad will stay on with FoodMaven as the General Manager of the 100,000 sq ft facility in Arlington. 

“We are excited to be starting a new chapter with FoodMaven that addresses the changing dynamics of our industry. We believe that FoodMaven has the solution to food waste and we are lucky to be part of that solution,” said Ala Ahmad. 

Most of the Jana employees will stay on with FoodMaven and customers should expect minimal disruption to the current business. FoodMaven will add products to the company’s current offerings and eventually provide the Jana customers an online marketplace. FoodMaven specializes in sustainable food sourcing and will be providing chefs in the DFW area more sustainable options.