Performance Food Group Company (PFG) (NASDAQ: PFGC) is an American company that was founded in 1885 in Richmond, Virginia by food peddler James Capers. Headquartered in Goochland County, Virginia (just outside Richmond), the company distributes a range of food products.
Capers' original business grew into Pocahontas Foods. The company became Performance Food Group in 1987. In 2008, the company announced it was to be acquired by Wellspring Capital Management and Blackstone Group for $1.3 billion. Two other foodservice companies owned by the private equity firms, snack food distributor Vistar and Italian foodservice company Roma Foods, were then merged into PFG. PFG went public in 2015.