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    and cranberries In this business there are what we call the three legs of the stool says George Sousa a fourth generation Mariani and president of Mariani Packing Co Inc Read more Article by Russ Gager Special Focus 06 August 2011 Leclerc Foods USA Keeping up with the latest trends has kept Canadian icon Leclerc Foods innovating with its snack products as it expands into the United States Founded in Quebec City in 1905 the company has established itself so well in its home country that there is no place to go but south Our brand in Canada is very strong comparable to Nabisco and Keebler in the United States Director of National Sales Jean Sebastien Leclerc maintains Read more Article by Chris Petersen Special Focus 06 August 2011 Jake s Wayback Burgers For years fast food and casual dining chains have played up the variety of their menus often at the expense of the classic American hamburger By broadening their offerings many chains seemed to be saying that the burger was boring a relic Lately however there s been a resurgence in the old fashioned hamburger and it hasn t come from players like McDonald s or Burger King A growing number of regional burger chains have elevated the burger to something more than the first option on the value menu and they ve done so by concentrating almost exclusively on making hamburgers the right way with fresher ingredients and more care than the typical fast food chain Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 06 August 2011 Golden Valley Industries Golden Valley Industries of Stockton Calif has served its supermarket clients with high quality variety meats and exceptional customer service since 1997 President and CEO Mike Sullivan and his father Chuck Sullivan started the company after identifying a unique need in the marketplace that had been ignored by other companies in the retail meat industry It s the age old adage You find a niche and sell it he states Read more Article by Russ Gager Special Focus 06 August 2011 Gills Onions When Steve Gill and his brother David agreed to process onions for their first customer in 1983 little did they realize that by 2008 they would be facing a 300 000 pound daily disposal problem of the onions tops tails and peels That is the amount of waste generated daily by the nearly 1 million pounds of onions Gills Onions processes daily Over 10 years Gill researched the problem and worked on solutions with the help of the ag engineering department at the University of California at Davis HDR Inc in Omaha Neb and numerous consultants Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 06 August 2011 DairiConcepts What happens when you combine a U S dairy manufacturer leading the way in formulating and packaging shelf stable dairy products and one of the top six dairy companies in the world by turnover with a global chain that extends to more than 140 countries The

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    direction Today Grobbel s is the oldest independently owned specialty meat processor of its kind Ultimately our goal is to become the greatest safest meat processor in the world through stimulating progress while preserving our core values Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 01 October 2011 BelCanto Foods With its industry experience and knowledge of quality products from around the world BelCanto Foods has established itself as a master importer of gourmet cuisine catering to consumers who appreciate the finer things in life The Bronx N Y based company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Chefs Warehouse a group of specialty food companies across the country that have been sourcing products to restaurants hotels caterers manufacturers and gourmet stores for more than 20 years Read more Special Focus 01 October 2011 Zink Foodservice Group Zink Foodservice Group is proud of the comprehensive sales and marketing services it provides for leading manufacturers of foodservice equipment and supplies From design specification ordering installation and after sale support Zink is a full service branch office for its manufacturers which include Elkay SSP New Age Industrial Oneida Global Foodservice and Carlisle Foodservice Products Read more Article by Staci Davidson Special Focus 01 October 2011 Orca Bay Seafoods Inc From great people come great products is a philosophy that continually guides the business of Orca Bay Seafoods Inc Not only does this refer to the company s more than 200 employees but it also is a nod to the fishermen and seafood harvesters it works with This philosophy combined with its winning formula of quality value and innovation has made Orca Bay Seafoods a leader in the processing and distribution of seafood Read more Article by Brian Salgado Special Focus 01 October 2011 Nuovo Pasta The economy has created a number of

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    that Read more Article by Fernie Tiflis Special Focus 01 October 2011 Byrne Dairy Byrne Dairy has come a long way since 1933 when founder Matthew V Byrne bottled and delivered high quality milk to homes and stores in central New York by horse drawn wagons The company says that its dedication to quality and never ending commitment to its customers have led the Syracuse N Y based firm to become one of the leading dairy producers and dealers in the industry today Being family owned has taught Byrne Dairy the importance of maintaining strong relationships and solving customers challenges Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 01 October 2011 Ramar Foods Specializing in Filipino cuisine Ramar Foods numerous product lines can be found in most Asian supermarkets across the country ranging from large chains to small mom and pop retailers Its Magnolia line of ice cream is among the most recognized ice cream brands in the Asian marketplace Read more Article by Kelly McCabe Special Focus 01 October 2011 Ultrafryer Systems Although commercial fryer manufacturer Ultrafryer Systems offers customizable fryers to ensure customers can easily produce their desired food some features remain constant The company s products are well known for superior shortening management fuel savings and quick recovery times Read more Article by Libby John Special Focus 01 October 2011 Castella Imports Inc Castella Imports Inc is one of the largest importers of specialty foods in the United States Through hard work and dedication Castella offers the highest quality products which exceed industry standards with unsurpassed packaging pricing and distribution President and owner Bill Valsamos says The Hauppauge N Y based firm provides a variety of products such as antipastos beverages bread crumbs bruschettas cheeses flavors food colors olives olive oils sauces specialty foods spices vegetables and

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    Sensible Foods Dr Praeger s Sensible Foods is a brand beloved by vegans vegetarians kosher food eaters gluten free dieters and the average consumer living a sensible lifestyle The food brand is distributed across the states and internationally in Canada South America and Israel It began in 1994 with the goal of serving a then under served market where bland soy based products reigned supreme in health food aisles But behind this simple concept of healthy food to match healthy lifestyles is an almost unbelievable story of two cardiac surgeons by day and recipe makers by night Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 01 October 2011 National Pasteurized Eggs Inc Eggs are universal on most restaurant menus and consumer shopping lists but a widespread fear of salmonella poisoning has somewhat damaged their reputation or at least hindered their potential for new applications and further growth Quick service and fast casual restaurant chains for instance are hesitant to work with raw eggs for fear a salmonella outbreak could be their undoing If restaurants and consumers were guaranteed a safe egg each and every time would their fears subside Greg West president of National Pasteurized Eggs Inc thinks so Read more Article by Brooke Infusino Special Focus 01 October 2011 Rudy s Tortillas Much like the French uphold fine cheese and wine as part of their culture Latinos view the tortilla as an integral part of theirs Stone ground tortillas are the most authentic of the tortillas and they are a very personal item in the Hispanic culture says Joe Guerra vice president of Rudy s Tortillas one of the largest corn and flour tortilla manufacturers in the United States Its products are sold through large food distributors to foodservice clients across roughly two thirds of the United States and 10 countries Read more Article by Brian Salgado Special Focus 01 October 2011 Sunrise Foods LLC Today s consumers want to enjoy healthier versions of their old favorites for a good value which can prove to be a daunting challenge for casual dining restaurant chains Sunrise Foods LLC uses innovative technology to create par fried chicken products at lower costs and that adhere to the latest health trends Read more Special Focus 01 October 2011 John Nagle Co John Nagle Co was founded in 1887 by John J Nagle an innovative Gloucester fisherman who saw a need to obtain a fair price for the fishermen he worked with and at the same time deliver the highest quality fish to consumers In the early years the company grew as an auction house selling fish from all the Canadian Maritime Provinces to Cape Cod R I and into the Mid Atlantic Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Special Focus 01 October 2011 The Orginal Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co Since 1981 The Original Philadelphia Cheesesteak Co has produced Philly style beef and chicken steak sandwich products Although it has brought great success to the company Philadelphia Cheesesteak is not resting on its laurels and

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    meat cut to serve to his customers After that fateful day word of mouth spread around within the Mexican restaurant industry about Charley s knife skills Soon after that just about every player in the market was purchasing their cut meat from him Read more Article by Alan Dorich Special Focus 01 October 2011 Gary s Wine and Marketplace For owner Gary Fisch Gary s Wine Marketplace is more than a shop It s Disney World for the adults he declares We have an extensive selection of all things alcohol For instance the company s stores carry more than 3 000 wines as well as an extensive selection of beers that range from microbrews to domestic and imported products Additionally the stores sell gourmet foods wine accessories and publications flowers stemware and cookbooks Read more Article by Kelly McCabe Special Focus 01 October 2011 Fresca Mexican Foods While many food manufacturers serve foodservice and retail clients tortilla maker Fresca Mexican Foods focuses primarily on the foodservice industry which helps explain how it can offer a fresher and more supple product that doesn t tear or crack when rolled into wraps or burritos The Boise Idaho based company uses few preservatives in its products which have a refrigerated shelf life of 10 to 14 days compared to the typical retail product which is required to have a shelf life of 60 to 90 days Read more Special Focus 01 October 2011 Esqu Seafood Ask most caffeine lovers and they ll likely agree that not all coffee is created equal What s that got to do with salmon Everything according to Terry Drost general manager of Esqu Seafood in Fredericton New Brunswick If you ask the majority of people they ll likely tell you that all salmon is the same but that s usually because they haven t had the opportunity to experience something different Drost says Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Special Focus 01 October 2011 Patterson Food Processors Although it doesn t cross our minds as we bite into a steak at a restaurant that meat comes from somewhere While we focus on the quality of the restaurant and how it prepares the food shouldn t it be just as important to understand the quality put into the processing of the food Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 01 October 2011 Hot Mama s Foods The company is always looking for the next big thing Knowing what s hot before it even hits the market is a key chapter in the 25 year success story of Hot Mama s Foods The company was established in 1984 as an all natural vegetable salsa business run out of founder Cheri Martinez s Miller Falls Mass home kitchen When President Matt Morse caught wind of the up and coming business he immediately saw potential She was ahead of her time he says When I bought the company in 1991 she was making all natural sandwiches sold locally different flavored hummus

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    signed a contract with Harris Teeter a regional grocery store chain serving North Carolina South Carolina Virginia Georgia Tennessee Florida Maryland Delaware and Washington D C When we started our deal with Harris Teeter we provided them with our signature casseroles salads mac and cheese and coleslaw Vice President Sandy Berlin says Read more Article by Kelly McCabe Special Focus 01 October 2011 Tully s Coffee Although many coffee shops aim for a friendly vibe Tully s Coffee takes that comfort to the next step President and CEO Carl Pennington says Some of our main competition might have a living room atmosphere where you feel like you can t touch anything he remarks Our stores are modeled after the family room which has the ottoman and the comfy chairs and there s a lot of conversation Read more Article by Chris Olvera Special Focus 01 October 2011 Diana Candy Diana Candy has its origin in the early 1940 s The name derived from the wife of its founder William Perriera The company s vision was to establish exciting Caribbean flavors in candy form Ronald L Grosberg and his wife Cheryl bought the family run company in 1984 from Perriera s son Peter Read more Special Focus 01 October 2011 John Napoli and Associates Inc In describing John Napoli Associates Inc co owner and President John Napoli easily sums it up We are just 23 cats working for a common cause That cause is supporting Puerto Rico s foodservice industry and the cats are his associates and himself who work together to ensure a high level of service and support is maintained consistent and always in the best interest of the company s clients Read more Article by Chris Olvera Special Focus 01 October 2011 Chudleigh s Pick your own fruit or vegetable farms these days have become quite trendy People enjoy getting outside on a farm to gather their own produce It s part of the know where your food comes from movement sweeping North America However back in 1968 in the greater Toronto area the Chudleigh farm was providing Entertainment Farming for city folk who needed to stretch their legs and breathe some fresh air Read more Article by Katie Hinderer Special Focus 01 October 2011 J and G Foods J G Foods has found its groove through case ready meats with a focus on marinated meats organic beef and Australian lamb As the recession hit countless businesses over the past three years J G Foods Inc of Sutton Mass has seen its business shift into higher gear Despite the recession business at J G Foods continues to grow and we are reinvesting in our people plant and technology President Joe Piperato says Our goal is to continuously improve our capabilities to serve our customer partners Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Special Focus 01 October 2011 Johnny Rockets Johnny Rockets attributes its success to its savory hamburgers authentic American appeal and three pronged growth strategy Seeing a niche

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    the best COO J M Procacci maintains Started about 15 years ago in its present form We went into the business of growing tomatoes for taste he says Whether they re the company s famous grape tomatoes its signature heirloom The UglyRipe or its line of organic tomatoes all of Santa Sweets pro ducts are indisputably delicious he asserts because the company takes great pride in growing harvesting packing and delivering the world s finest tomatoes Read more Article by Barbara McHatton Special Focus 29 September 2011 Inventure Foods When Terry McDaniel stepped in as president and CEO of Inventure Foods nearly five years ago it was a refreshing new start for himself and the company Originally McDaniel came to Inventure as COO before moving into his current position two years later and he brought with him 30 years of marketing and sales experience in larger and more established food industry companies He was excited by the potential for growth and innovation that Inventure could produce and with a two part strategy based on a unifying corporate identity McDaniel led the way to that growth and innovation road that the company still travels on today Read more Article by Barbara McHatton Special Focus 29 September 2011 Aseptic Solutions USA Charles Zhang chairman and CEO of Aseptic Solutions USA has discovered a unique niche The company is a contract manufacturer co packer for a variety of premium juices energy shots and nutritional and vitamin supplements for its clients Started by Zhang in 2005 the company offers state of the art technologies in producing and bottling beverages Read more Special Focus 29 September 2011 MaMa Rosa s With its tomato sauce cheese topping and crispy crust pizza has remained in demand which makes it a very strong category to grow into even for MaMa Rosa s the largest selling branded refrigerated pizza manufacturer in the United States Based in Sidney Ohio MaMa Rosa s sells more than 3 million cases of pizza annually and distributes to more than 10 000 supermarkets club stores pharmacies and convenience stores President Bill Mackin says the company which holds almost 70 percent market share started operations in 1980 when founder Mike Gilardi sold his pizzas to grocery stores like Kroger Gilardi experienced success in the 1980s and 1990s as the company perfected its refrigerated pizza product Read more Special Focus 29 September 2011 Quick Chek Just because we live in an era of convenience with little time to spare in our daily activities doesn t mean our food and drinks can t b freshly made that s Quick Chek s philosophy and a key reason why the Whitehouse Station N J based chain of convenience stores continues to grow by about six to eight stores per year Since our beginning in 1967 Quick Chek continues to redefine the term convenience and remains the market leader in food service fresh coffee fast fuel and friendly people something we call fresh convenience it says Read more Special Focus

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    fast part more or less figured out it s time to focus on the food half of 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 Russ Gager Special Focus 29 September 2011 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 Jamie Morgan Special Focus 29 September 2011 Arabica Coffeehouse When Scott Hagg stepped in as director of operations for Arabica Coffeehouse in 2005 it signaled the company s desire to move from a regional chain to an international brand However before brewing plans for expansion Arabica took a step back to pare down Read more Article by Brian Salgado Special Focus 29 September 2011 Kohl Wholesale Even in the face of increased competition and a shrinking customer base Kohl Wholesale of Quincy Ill refuses to abandon the time tested practices that have kept the family owned distributor in business since 1873 That means while the competitors pass fuel and other operational costs onto its customers Kohl Wholesale merely prices its products to reflect this Read more Article by Alan Dorich Special Focus 29 September 2011 Griffin Foods Co For President John W Griffin family owned

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