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Superior Foods

We Are Superior

Built on the promise to ensure success for every single customer. Driven by the commitment to provide premium quality products and exceptional service. We are Superior Foods. For over 70 years, this dedication has not wavered as we continue to expand, seek out innovation, and push boundaries, all to be Superior for our customers.

Our Brands

River City Meats

Black Pearl Seafoods

Superior Select Deli

Who We Serve


Our team of experienced District Sales Representatives is dedicated to one thing- their customers’ success. The Superior formula is simple: provide high-quality offerings along with exceptional service. We have set ourselves apart over the years with our expertise and knowledge and believe that this is our biggest asset when it comes to partnering with restaurants. Learn more below about what set Superior apart from the rest!

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Retail Chains & Supermarkets

One of the fastest-growing sectors of our business is our scalable retail products. Our versatile packaging and labeling, along with our extensive research and development, provide us the ability to produce many value-added items in our fresh meat, fresh & frozen seafood, and ready-to-eat product lines. In addition, we are a premier seafood and meat processor and distributor throughout the Midwest and beyond.

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Higher Education

A lot goes into creating the best dining experience on campuses.  Delivering new and on-trend menu ideas while managing food costs is the juggling act that many schools face.  We are continually developing and searching out products that help fit that mode.  Whether you’re looking to find high-quality sustainable menu items or ready-to-eat on the go meals, our team of culinary experts and sales professionals can find the solutions for you.

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With an ever-changing landscape in healthcare food service, it has become vital to become as efficient as possible while maintaining high-quality standards. We are uniquely qualified to help our healthcare partners navigate through these challenges and help them serve healthy and fresh meals to their patients and residents. Our approach focuses on understanding your needs and creating customized solutions that meet those needs.

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Resorts & Hospitality

Satisfaction is job one in the service industry.  Being able to meet and exceed your guest’s expectations is what you strive for.  We can relate as this is what we strive for with our customers, as well.  We have built partnerships with many hospitality partners over the years because they trust us to provide the highest quality service and exceptional products on a consistent basis.  Our wide variety of specialty items and premium center of the plate items can help you create those memorable experiences for each of your guests.

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Specialty Markets & Butcher Shops

The roots of Superior Foods can be traced back over seven decades ago to a small Grand Rapids fish market. We have grown to be much more than this, but specialty markets and butcher shops are still a big part of what we do and who we are. We have partnered with some of the finest suppliers, both locally and nationally, that allow us to bring in exceptional products that are unmatched by our competition. In addition, our brands (River City Meats, Black Pearl Seafood, and Superior Select Deli) offer high-quality, value-added retail items that your customers will love.

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Featured Recipe

Pineapple Fried Rice

with bacon, cashews & Thai basil

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Browse our recipes to inspire new menu ideas or to find creative ways to prepare our foods.
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Market Updates

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Product Catalogs & Info Sheets

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Superior Taste Quarterly

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News & Articles

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“Our success is our customer’s success, if we can make our customers successful, then we’ve done our job.”

Jim OsterhavenPresident/CEO