HALIFAX – Big Erics Inc. announced today the acquisition of the New Brunswick-based company, Cameron Restaurant Equipment Ltd. This acquisition will allow Big Erics to better serve the hospitality, food service, janitorial, auto detailing and manufacturing sectors in Atlantic Canada, while maintaining the exceptional level of service that customers have come to expect from Big Erics and Cameron’s.

Wayne Myles, QC, chairman of Big Erics Inc., said “Founder Ken Cameron has been a highly respected and very successful leader in the Canadian food service industry for over 4 decades, and he and his two sons have built a great business. We are honoured that they are entrusting Big Erics with the continuation of their life’s work.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the Cameron’s team, led by Tim and Todd Cameron, to the Big Erics family,” said Norm Mensour, CEO of Big Erics Inc. “This acquisition allows us to improve our offering and level of service, while strengthening our connection to New Brunswick, through Cameron’s existing relationships. This is an exceptional fit, as Big Erics prides itself in providing customer service that exceeds expectations, and that has been part of the Cameron’s culture for many years.”

As the largest independent, locally owned, supplier in the region, Big Erics has become a household name within the hospitality, food service, janitorial, auto detailing and manufacturing industries. This acquisition of Cameron’s brings added value to the Big Erics brand.

“We are excited to be joining a company that values its employees, customers and suppliers,” said Tim Cameron. “We are pleased to see the value that this combination of experienced teams will bring to the market and to share our expertise with the Big Erics team. Since our inception, Cameron’s have prided ourselves on customer satisfaction and we are confident that all customers will continue to receive exceptional service through this very positive transaction.”

Through the combined experience, knowledge and standards of the Big Erics and Cameron’s teams, customers in Atlantic Canada and beyond can expect greater access to products and better coverage. The acquisition of Cameron’s will enhance the buying power of Big Erics, expand best quality product choices and deliver value for all our customers.

Integration of the two companies was effective as of June 30, 2017.

Both Big Erics and Cameron Restaurant Equipment understand that there may be questions about this transaction and what can be expected during the transition period. For any questions regarding the acquisition, please contact Norm Mensour 902-880-7611. We look forward to continuing to serve the loyal customers of Big Erics and Cameron’s in the future.

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About Big Erics
Big Erics is Atlantic Canada’s largest distributor of restaurant equipment & supplies, janitorial equipment and supplies, industrial chemicals and automotive detailing supplies. A company deeply rooted in all four Provinces in Atlantic Canada, Big Erics operates a business that is heavily invested in their industry and the markets they serve. Big Erics now employs over 100 people across all 4 Provinces and is committed to becoming our customers’ trusted partner in business.

About Cameron Restaurant Equipment
Established in 1979, Cameron Restaurant Equipment has been servicing the food service industry for over 35 years. A family-owned business, Cameron’s has proven to be dependable and dedicated to customer satisfaction. As one of the largest independent suppliers to food service operators in Atlantic Canada, the Cameron’s team consists of knowledgeable consultants to assist customers in planning and executing the simplest and most complex projects.


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