Imperial Dade Acquires Allston Supply Co., Inc. Expands Coverage in New England

2 February 2024

Imperial Dade, a leading North American distributor of foodservice packaging supplies, industrial products, and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of Allston Supply Co., Inc (“Allston” or the “Company”). The transaction represents the 79th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, Chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

With history dating back to 1945, Allston has been a fixture in Springfield and greater New England providing top tier janitorial solutions, service and expertise. Owned and operated by Roger Cohen and his family, the Company remains committed to providing their customers and associates with the highest level of attention. The Company’s main street location services its loyal and diverse customer base throughout New England. The Company commands an exceptional reputation in the market and operates with the same hyper focus on customer service as it had when it was founded. By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Allston’s customers can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

"On behalf of Imperial Dade, we enthusiastically welcome the Allston family in this next chapter of great profitable growth," said Robert Tillis. "We look forward to partnering with Allston and continuing to provide customers with a world-class value proposition and even broader service offering," said Jason Tillis.

"Imperial Dade is the market leader with a strong culture and differentiated service quality. Allston is excited for the opportunity to expand our business and better serve our customers as part of the Imperial Dade platform,” said Roger Cohen, Owner of Allston Supply Co., Inc.

About Imperial Dade

Founded in 1935, Imperial Dade serves more than 120,000 customers across North America. Since Chairman Robert Tillis and CEO Jason Tillis assumed their roles in 2007, the company has grown both organically and through acquisitions to become a leader in the foodservice, packaging, and janitorial supplies industry. For additional information, please visit

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