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  • Profiles - Food and Drink International
    says Read more article by Jennifer Hopfinger Profiles 11 May 2014 CoPak Solutions Organic gluten free whole grain kosher certified non GMO when it comes to health trends and dietary needs tortilla chip manufacturer CoPak Solutions tries to cover them all We get nearly every certification we can in order to give the consumer what they are looking for Founder and CEO Larry Deal says It is costly to ensure a company s food and facilities meet the criteria of many food certifications and have them audit the operation annually It s also tough to find suppliers who are likewise certified It takes a lot of time to find suppliers and when we find them we know they re not going to be the lowest cost supplier but we usually stick with them for a long time he says The North Carolina based company which makes private label products co packs for other brands and has its own brand Mother s Farms tries to use as many local suppliers as possible All the cost and effort is worth it when it keeps you in line with the rest of the snack food industry When five years ago CoPak sought out certification from the British Retail Consortium BRC it was not yet common in the United States We saw the importance of global food safety and knew it was worth the challenge and investment and it s huge now Deal says Read more Article by Jim Harris Profiles 11 May 2014 Cookshack Cookshack President Stuart Powell says the company believes in doing more than just manufacturing and selling barbecue cooking equipment Our goal is to teach people how to be expert barbecue chefs he says The education of our customers is very important to us For the Ponca City Okla based company this includes hosting cooking classes and making a series of instructional videos focusing on how its customers can use its products to get the very best taste with its equipment Company representatives are also easily accessible by phone to advise customers or troubleshoot products In the commercial smoker world all of our competitors make a quality product and we believe ours is better than everyone else Powell says But where I think we really stand out is customer service Everyone on our customer service team owns one of our smokers and cooks on them and our sales team is all people who cook and love barbecue We offer a lot of resources for restaurants to use to find out how they can take their food and business to the next level Cookshack s commercial customers range from independent restaurant operators to national restaurants and retailers such as Famous Dave s United Supermarkets Lone Star Steakhouse and Petro Iron Skillet Read more Article by Ann Piccininni Profiles 11 May 2014 Class Produce Eating a healthy diet is a goal many consumers aspire to and they d achieve it more often if only they had the time The same goes for

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  • Profiles - Food and Drink International
    as the night goes on Our typical late night guest is 24 to 33 years old We want to make sure the music being played is appropriate to the guest That s very important to us Read more Article by Alan Dorich Profiles 11 May 2014 ALLIEDFLEX Technologies Inc People often do not look at packaging as an area where they can save money but ALLIEDFLEX Technologies Inc has helped many companies save millions of dollars This has been managed by getting them to switch to flexible packaging President Dennis Calamusa says The cumulative effect is huge he says It s a total ripple effect of cost that starts at the beginning of the supply chain and goes all the way through to the retail shelves Based in Sarasota Fla ALLIEDFLEX sells machines that can package items in formats such as the popular standup pouch a single serve portion packet and a flat bottom bag When the company started operations in 2002 it saw potential for the use of flexible packaging in the United States At the time very few companies were using it stateside Calamusa notes However We had seen success around the world with that package design he recalls So our company was basically established to offer a consultative approach to transitioning from traditional rigid older style packaging to new innovative packaging Read more article by Jennifer Hopfinger Profiles 11 May 2014 Accurate Box Company Warehouse club stores such as Costco Sam s Club and BJ s Wholesale Club aren t known for their visual appeal Customers go there to buy large quantities at low prices But products still need to stand out to shoppers in an eye catching way Accurate Box Company helps food and beverage companies break out of the brown and boring mold when it comes to packaging products for club stores Based in Paterson N J it is one of the largest independent box manufacturers of litho laminated packaging in the United States When displayed on a pallet in a club store packaging needs both eye popping graphics and structural strength says Mark Schlossman Accurate Box s executive vice president and COO And the graphics need to be extremely consistent over the course of a print run because customers can see differences from package to package when displayed all at once Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Profiles 23 August 2013 Hood River Juice Co The very beginning of 2006 is the last time we sold product to them and we had to change our focus from retail to do a lot more industrial explains Owner and CEO David Ryan We have been able to increase on the industrial ingredient sales as well as maintain some of our retail to grow to a 40 million business With the knowledge that its apple juice could do far more than meets the eye Hood River Juice expanded beyond making juice for retail only and began working with food manufacturers that use apple juice as an ingredient

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  • Profiles - Food and Drink International
    Notre Dame Food Services Aside from its academic prominence and world famous football team there are a number of attributes that set Notre Dame apart many of which can be found within its innovative foodservice program according to Mike Davy manager of continuous improvement for Notre Dame Food Services Read more Article by Chris Petersen Profiles 31 January 2012 Railex Railex was founded on a do it yourself principle but ironically now dozens of customers nationwide count on the logistics company to provide them with safe reliable and fast shipment of their perishables from coast to coast Senior Vice President of Eastern Operations and Corporate Logistics Paul Esposito explains that although Railex came about as part of an effort by sister companies Hapco Farms Powerhouse Produce and Freshouse to ensure better transportation of their own products it has become a trusted partner to a number of shippers and receivers Read more Article by Russ Gager Profiles 31 January 2012 Pecans com DeWayne McCasland owner of Pecans com thinks he just lucked out getting into the pecan industry I wasn t a pecan grower the first 25 years of my life he concedes His father and he just bought a ranch they thought looked attractive because of its trees We were cowboys and raised chickens and turkeys and things he recalls We didn t know anything about growing pecans We bought this place and it had lots of trees on it It just looked pretty and we thought we d take care of it Read more Article by Staci Davidson Profiles 31 January 2012 Orchard View Farms Inc Cherries can be grown in most temperate climates but their short growing season ensures they are not available in the stores for very long or very often Additionally the small fleshy fruits can

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    the equation Greencore USA Inc is focused on delivering food to retailers that not only is convenient for consumers on the go but also is fresh and high quality Read more Article by Staci Davidson Profiles 31 January 2012 Grandma Hoerner s According to the old adage comparing apples to oranges is a no no Everyone knows the best results come from comparing apples to apples In the case of Duane McCoy however it is not apples that he markets it is Big Slice Apple Sauce and he is happy to have his brand recognized in today s market Armed with his grandmother s recipe McCoy used apple sauce to build the Grandma Hoerner s brand which is 25 years old and has vast growth potential Read more Article by Russ Gager Profiles 31 January 2012 FoodSwing Inc With aseptic packaging instead of cans and bottles a future that would require little garbage stack ing robots like the ones in the computer animated movie Wall E might not be necessary We have got to get out of glass and cans for lifecycle reasons logistical reasons and nutritional reasons President Roger Hoffman insists Everything is going that way and we re seeing more and more aseptically packaged food whether in a box pouch or food service package The economic and the nutritional advantages make this inevitable Read more Article by Russ Gager Profiles 31 January 2012 Dari Mart Stores Inc Picking up dairy products frequently is a necessity to obtain farm fresh products especially when the milk is delivered to the store within 48 hours of its production Offering other merchandise like groceries chips cigarettes beer and wine makes stopping at a convenience store true to its name Dari Mart Stores Inc is a local institution in southern Willamette Valley which

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  • Profiles - Food and Drink International
    Sturgis Pretzels The original bakery in Lititz Pa is on the National Register of Historical Places he adds and now is operated as a museum Read more Article by Chris Petersen Profiles 02 December 2011 Temptime Corp Without the proper application of time and heat the most exquisitely prepared steak is just a piece of raw meat However time and heat can also be food s worst enemies and in the foodservice industry protecting food from these enemies is extremely important Standing on the front line of that battle alongside the industry is Temptime Corp the world leader in time temperature indicators Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Profiles 02 December 2011 Steven Roberts Original Desserts A satisfying meal at a national restaurant chain might press some patrons to bypass the dessert menu For those who cannot resist a slice of mouth watering mocha chocolate cheesecake or a moist piece of impeccably made raspberry red velvet cake they are likely familiar with the culinary expertise of Steven Roberts Original Desserts The Denver bakery has been creating high quality desserts and supplying them to restaurants retail grocery chains hotels and theaters since its inception in 1995 Read more Article by Jim Harris Profiles 02 December 2011 Star Manufacturing International Inc If you ve gone out for a grilled sandwich tortilla or hot dog lately the odds that your meal was prepared on a piece of equipment built by Star Manufacturing International Inc are very high Read more Article by Chris Olvera Profiles 02 December 2011 SPD Markets The original SPD Market was founded in 1959 by Bert See Lawrence Painter and Joe Dilley who operated businesses on Broad Street in Nevada City Calif See owned Western Auto Painter a small grocery store Painters Market and Dilley operated a butcher shop inside

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  • Profiles - Food and Drink International
    of grass you raise grass fed beef This is the business in which The Organic Meat Co specializes Australia does very well at supplying grass fed meat Vice President of Sales and founder Alister Ferguson points out We ve got expansive pastures Read more Article by Russ Gager Profiles 02 December 2011 Restaurant Store Equipment Co Although the golden spike of the transcontinental railroad uniting the western United States with the East was driven at Promontory Summit Utah Territory in 1869 the state still is not in touch with all the trends back East teases Reid Steenblik president of family owned Restaurant Store Equipment Co Read more Article by Alan Dorich Profiles 02 December 2011 Ramona s Mexican Food Products Although Ramona s Mexican Food Products is modestly sized compared to some Mexican food companies that hasn t made it any less of a competitor CFO Ramona Banuelos says Instead Everyone wants to be like us she declares Based in Gardena Calif the family owned company sells Mexican food items including burritos chile rellenos enchiladas refried beans tamales frozen dinners and corn and flour tortillas Banuelos mother President Romana Agosta Banuelos founded the company with three partners in 1948 Read more Article by Libby John Profiles 02 December 2011 Pierre Foods Inc Despite the weak economy Pierre Foods product line distinguishes the company in the marketplace CEO Bill Toler says Our company is dedicated to producing high quality food products that provide unparalleled taste convenience and value he says Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Profiles 02 December 2011 Pier Fish Co Inc Being honest honorable and having integrity according to Richard Barry are the keys to the longevity of a company As president and CEO of Pier Fish Co Inc a seafood processor that has been in business for

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    Named after the founder s wife Mama Ada Kayer Mama Kayer s Bakery has been filling its customers carb needs since 1910 Although it is best known for its variety of soft bread products such as French breads Italian baguettes Kaiser rolls and deli or club style loaf breads Mama Kayer s distinguishes itself from other bakeries through its rich history Read more Article by Alan Dorich Profiles 02 December 2011 Louisiana Rice Mill LLC After more than a decade Louisiana Rice Mill LRM LLC says it has established itself as the premier exporter for U S long grain milled rice in the Gulf Coast Based in Crowley La the company specializes in converting rough rice into milled products and also manufactures rice bran rice hulls and mill feed Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Profiles 01 December 2011 Kalle USA Inc A subsidiary of Kalle GmbH in Wiesbaden Germany Kalle USA Inc markets the cleaning cloths manufactured by its parent company and created from natural cellulose and cotton fibers both of which are re generable raw materials Read more Article by Vicki Martinka Petersen Profiles 01 December 2011 International Food Concepts Inc Communication is the key to any partnership be it business or professional When asked what advice she would offer couples who work together after spending 15 years running International Food Concepts with her husband CFO Marilyn Albano says You need a good sense of humor Read more Article by Fernie Tiflis Profiles 01 December 2011 I Kunik Co Kunik Co has come a long way since Russian immigrant Irving Kunik started selling grapes in the streets of Chicago in the mid 1940s In 1947 he left the Windy City as the owner of two small grocery stores and moved to south Texas to pack and ship Texas

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    treated Secretary and Treasurer Joseph J Smith Jr says It is this simple philosophy that has served Atlantic Seafood so well throughout its 46 years in business as a wholesaler and distributor of fresh and frozen seafood within a seven state area of the East Coast and southern United States Read more Article by Vicki Martinka Petersen Profiles 01 December 2011 Arya Ice Cream What began as a summer job selling ice cream during their college careers has become a successful distribution company for President Ali Pakravan and his partners at Arya Ice Cream Upon graduation in 1983 Pakravan and his friends entered a weak job market and decided to sell ice cream products with a smaller company in 1984 By 1990 they went into business for themselves by starting Arya Ice Cream after purchasing a similar business Read more Article by Libby John Profiles 01 December 2011 Antonelli s Inc While running a 50 year old family owned butcher shop and retail store in San Francisco Sil Antonelli learned the styles and tastes of its affluent clientele So in 2002 he decided to take a shot and formed Antonelli s Inc which offers fully cooked gourmet home style center of the plate food I invested a little money into this company and obviously it worked he says Read more Article by Chris Olvera Profiles 01 December 2011 A L Schutzman Co Gordon Liebl president of A L Schutzman Co is nuts for well nuts In his 29 years with the company Liebl has taken the time honored roasting technique and once local business and expanded it into a large scale manufacturing facility capable of fulfilling orders nationwide He also expanded the company s offerings of nuts to include trail mixes dried fruits popcorn and even chocolate covered products that

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