Dear Valley Distributing of Montana Customer,

I am pleased to share the exciting news that today Shamrock Foods announced it is acquiring Valley Distributing. Beginning immediately, your business will be serviced by Shamrock Foods.

At Valley Distributing, we’re delighted to be joining forces with Shamrock Foods and its best-in-class team and product offerings. Our local leadership and associates will remain in place, however Warren Helmer will now lead the team as I will be retiring. Born and raised in Montana, with more than 30 years of foodservice experience right here in our hometown, Warren brings a depth of knowledge to our partnership. Combined with Shamrock’s extensive portfolio of high-quality products and a vast network of suppliers, we are confident this transaction will enhance how you are served. 

Our goal is to make this change as seamless as possible for you, and the way you do business today is not expected to change. In fact, all shipments will continue to be made from our Billings facility. The strength of these organizations coming together will provide even more opportunities for you. We look forward to providing you with additional updates once the transaction is completed and we move through the transition process.

Shamrock has been family-owned and -operated for over 100 years, with a people-focused culture at the heart of its success. Please read this note from Shamrock’s third-generation owner, Chairman and CEO Kent McClelland, their President & COO John Roussel, and SVP of Foodservice Bill Stafford for more information on Shamrock Foods Company.

Your sales representative will be following up with you directly in the next several days to answer any questions you may have. In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly with any questions.

Thank you for your partnership. We value your relationship and look forward to continuing to serve you.


Eric Fink, Valley Distributing

Warren Helmer, Branch Manager, Shamrock Foods