History

River Valley was founded in 1985 as a frozen food wholesaler when brothers John and Gerard Redmond purchased the Syracuse retail division of Sysco Foods.  River Valley has continued to provide wholesale frozen foods with products under its River Valley brand as well as many major national and regional frozen brands, but has also developed a focus on in-store service as a major part of the company.  This focus on service began in the mid-90's with DSD delivery of Ice Cream products and has expanded into the specialty foods and snack categories with the inclusion of Cavallaro Foods in 2004 and Nichols Distributing in 2014.