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  • Ferraro Foods Inc. - Food and Drink International
    the eastern United States the company says The vehicles transport more than 4 000 items for different concepts and restaurants Our mission is to consistently be the leading Italian food distributor in the marketplace delivering quality food products value and reliable service to the Italian restaurant and pizzeria segment as well as numerous other concepts Ferraro Foods says Export Experience Ferraro Foods services also include consolidation and exportation of products which it provides to many clients abroad Coordinating several manufacturers along with certifications can be overwhelming the company admits But Ferraro Foods says it takes care of the required export documentation on behalf of the client including bills of lading certificates of origin and insurance declarations Our experienced team is successful in exporting to over a dozen countries in three continents and growing the company says Program Pride Ferraro Foods chemical program puts clients in touch directly with its supplier partners They can help supply and service the most sophisticated dispensing equipment available in the chemical field today and they can provide 24 hour service the company says One of the keys of this program Ferraro Foods says is prompt professional service To assist in maintaining high quality results and economical use costs our chemical supplier will provide regularly scheduled service at no extra charge it says Employee training is important as well To achieve the maximum benefits as well as improve employee efficiency a chemical representative will be readily available to conduct personal training sessions show instructional training videos and provide explanations of any procedure or term in question Ferraro Foods says Blends of Success Ferraro Foods has a full coffee program with its own Marino brand coffee packets and Colombian blends We also carry both regular and decaffeinated espresso pods imported from Italy the company says Our supplier can assist customers in the installation of high quality brewing equipment aimed at growing their coffee sales which is the perfect addition to any pizzeria or restaurant Ferraro Foods adds Quality Brands Ferraro Foods offers many exclusive brands including its Domenico Vitale product line which can satisfy the client s need for the highest quality import specialty items available today it says Domenico s products include Italian tomatoes mushrooms olive oils vinegars meats and frozen pastas Another is Country Brand Ferraro Foods exclusive house brand for mozzarella and ricotta cheeses Country is classified among one of the best in comparison to its competition for its outstanding color creamy taste and smooth texture it says With its Ferraro brand the company says it incorporates old world traditions for the price conscious Ferraro offers a comprehensive line of quality paper goods foodservice chemicals meats flour pizza cheeses and ricotta it says Its Marino brand not only includes coffee but also pastas vinegars peppers spices meats cheeses dressings and frozen vegetables Marino brand products are among some of the most sought after import specialty and domestic products in the foodservice trade Ferraro Foods says Pros in Service Ferraro Foods is a member of

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors/1405-ferraro-foods-inc (2016-04-27)
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  • Distributors - Food and Drink International
    to the National Cattlemen s Beef Association With a goal of meeting this demand in a quality manner Colorado Boxed Beef Co CBBC has become a major distributor throughout the Southeast Read more Article by Brian Salgado Distributors 30 May 2012 Northern Foodservices There are many food distributors serving the numerous mines and exploration camps throughout the Northwest Territories Northern Foodservices maintains its head office and some of its operations in this remote region of Canada which makes it capable of filling orders on a next day basis Read more Article by Eric Slack Distributors 30 May 2012 McEntire When it comes to getting produce from the field to the fork the only things consumers are concerned about are quality safety and freshness McEntire Produce has spent more than seven decades improving its processes and ensuring the produce it provides to customers is as fresh and safe as possible Read more Article by F D Staff Wroter Distributors 30 May 2012 Marra Brothers Distributing Inc The commitment to supplying the highest quality products possible along with ensuring that Marra Brothers products are fresh when customers receive them is contributing to the success of Marra Brothers Distributing Inc a distributor of bulk and packaged food products in the San Francisco Bay area Read more Article by Kate Burrows Distributors 30 May 2012 John Barritt Son Ltd For many family owned businesses staying successful for more than a few generations is a lofty goal that few are lucky enough to accomplish But for Bermuda based John Barritt and Son Ltd keeping the business up and running since 1874 is simply a matter of providing top notch customer service working with the right people and providing a quality product The longstanding beverage distributor has developed a reputation for success in each of these

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors?start=80 (2016-04-27)
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  • Ben E. Keith Co. - Food and Drink International
    allows us to have a greater assortment of products for the customers more accurate order selection and fulfillment of the orders It s efficient productive and accurate Dirt Road Delivery Ben E Keith started as a salesman and delivered produce using a horse and buggy in 1906 when the company was known as Harkrider Morris Co Keith purchased controlling interest in 1918 and changed the company name to Harkrider Keith Cook until 1931 when the name was changed to Ben E Keith The company started by delivering produce which was most profitable during the winter months The summer months were less lucrative because people would grow their own produce in home gardens During Prohibition in 1928 Keith met with Adolphus Busch to look for a way to remedy the loss of revenue and the company became an independent distributor of Anheuser Busch products Because the sale of liquor was prohibited at the time the major products from Anheuser Busch were ice cream syrup in several flavors baker s yeast starch dextrin and ginger ale The additional product distribution kept the company making money during summer months When Prohibition ended in 1933 Ben E Keith easily added alcoholic beverage distribution because the company had refrigerated storage coolers and delivery trucks Draught beer was not pasteurized so it had to be kept cold or it would spoil Ben E Keith s first beer order from Anheuser Busch totaled 57 railcars By 1935 open bed trucks had been covered with an awning to protect cargo from weather and one year later draught trucks were used to deliver kegs of beer To connect with households and promote the company s fresh produce in grocery stores Keith s assistant Trula House created the slogan Fresh From Keith s in 1941 The slogan accomplished institutional advertising of fresh fruits and vegetables and was posted on everything from Ben E Keith trucks store posters and packages of produce The slogan is still used Today Ben E Keith distributes foodservice products including produce frozen foods meats dry groceries refrigerated foods paper goods equipment and supplies to restaurants hospitals schools nursing homes and other institutional businesses in 11 states The company s beverage division distributes Anheuser Busch products along with craft and import brands to 61 counties throughout Texas We have been in the business for a long time so our history and customer intimacy are our core strengths Roach says The food division offers customers more than 20 000 products consisting of national brands as well as its own exclusive brands Reliable Relationships Ben E Keith s approximately 4 000 employees work to make sure its customers receive quality products and stay informed about its new products and services We get new customers through word of mouth and our reputation Roach says We maintain our relationships primarily through our 500 or so distributor sales representatives They are responsible for creating and maintaining the relationship between our operator customers and the company Representatives participate in extensive training and development

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors/1388-ben-e-keith-co (2016-04-27)
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  • The Odom Corporation - Food and Drink International
    The focus on relationships extends from customers to suppliers and employees On the supplier front Odom strives to provide its retail customers with the ability to fully serve their end consumers Working in rural markets it can provide logistics arrangements that benefit retailers In addition it has an arrangement with Southern Wine and Spirits of America that allows Odom to provide shared services in several states That way we can increase our scale and the frequency of services we provide to our customers Hilpert says With employees Odom s recruitment and retention strategies have allowed it to retain many long time employees In addition it utilizes a combination of in house training and external training with consultants and suppliers The company also has a robust succession planning process that provides management advancement training The company also seeks to build ties with its partners These include companies like Velocitor Solutions a software solutions firm specializing in mobile and wireless applications Keenly Aware The Odom Corporation s longevity is supported by its understanding of beverage trends and continued reinvestment in the company The company tries to stay ahead of its peers in technology working with software and hardware providers and occasionally getting involved with pilot programs Odom implemented Retalix Warehouse in 2008 a warehouse management system used by foodservice distributors accustomed to handling thousands of SKUs Retalix Warehouse increased service levels and reduced operating costs by automating location and task management utilizing RF and voice activated technology says Randy Halter executive vice president of finance operations and administration In addition Odom utilizes Roadnet software to efficiently route and coordinate delivery sales and merchandising Odom is also in the midst of a facility project building a 200 000 square foot facility in Spokane that should be completed in mid 2014 In addition the

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors/1378-the-odom-corporation (2016-04-27)
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  • DPI Specialty Foods Inc. - Food and Drink International
    advanced ordering and inventory systems that can be accessed remotely by the DPI teams and customers Its product flow and quality are ensured by temperature controlled trucking fleet which logs more than 45 000 miles each day The company is headquartered in Ontario Calif and has regional warehouses and management offices throughout the country to facilitate its national distribution system DPI is part of the worldwide holdings of the Irish Dairy Board Co Op Ltd based in Dublin which gives it the resources of a European food company as well A large portion of DPI Specialty Foods revenues stems from the deli service arena so cheese plays a huge role in the company s growth An indication of the growing consumer trend in specialty cheese is the tremendous growth the American Cheese Society has experienced in the past 10 years This Jordan says has been driven by a proliferation of specialty cheese production across the United States and backed by retailers and distributors Consumer Trends and IT Demands Jordan says DPI Specialty Foods is focusing intensely on two areas to continue growing its U S operations consumer demands and IT infrastructure He admits that retailers are the company s clients but consumers shopping at retail locations ultimately drive the product choices made by retailers The specialty foods consumer is extremely well educated with regard to their food purchases Jordan says Consumers want to know a lot more about the origin of the product the ingredients that go into it and any specific product attributes Distributors play a key role in providing support to the retailer to allow them to educate the consumer With IT solutions DPI Specialty Products works with partners on systems that will add value for retailers and vendors Our vendors are looking to DPI to provide opportunities

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors/1365-dpi-specialty-foods-inc (2016-04-27)
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  • Paulaner HP USA - Food and Drink International
    be brewed today in strict accordance with the exacting standard of the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 White Hacker Pschorr and Paulaner remain Paulaner HP USA s core brands but today s U S beer consumers want diversity of selection We cater to these consumer tastes and retailer needs by representing seven leading German Belgian Italian English Irish and U S brands Coleman says Between our seven breweries we offer 29 different styles of beers and a combined 1 900 years of brewing experience Our company also represents three Italian vineyards as well as a specialty spirit brand Nearly all of the breweries we represent have been around for 100 plus years Paulaner for 379 years and Hacker Pschorr for 596 years he continues Paulaner Salvator the founding beer of the Paulaner Brewery and the Doppelbock or ator style was first brewed by the Pauline monks in the early 1500s We promote ourselves for what we are the essence of nearly each brewing style No question craft beers have become quite trendy but that too develops a more discerning customer In the end quality almost always wins out Expanding Capacity Paulaner Brewery will be 380 years old next year but such longevity doesn t come from resting on one s laurels Paulaner is tradition with innovation To meet continued demand while remaining loyal to its Munich origin Paulaner is constructing a new brewery projected to open in 2016 The new Paulaner Brewery will continue to use its original brewing ingredients including its original Munich brewing water source yet with state of the art filling packaging and logistics to meet Paulaner s global demands This is important Coleman explains because in this day where traditional European brands are increasing brewing in Canada to reduce logistical costs yet continue to taut their imported moniker on U S sales or brew in St Louis and put German Sapphire Hops on their packaging Paulaner is true to its source Paulaner Brewery today is at its brewing capacity Coleman says Paulaner is exported to more than 70 countries and Paulaner demand continues to grow Most recently Paulaner had to eliminate some of the USA s softer moving SKUs to improve efficiencies in meeting global demands Paulaner is not only growing in Western Europe and in North America but throughout Asia Australia and South America wherever traditional Munich specialty brewing is in appreciated and enjoyed and that s everywhere Paulaner is the largest brewery in Munich and Paulaner s new Munich brewing facility will assure its Munich presence for decades to come he adds There is a certain validation call it romance of providing a true Munich original that s actually brewed bottled and kegged and shipped exclusively from Munich Introduction and Awareness Paulaner is seeing some financial challenges but Coleman is optimistic about the brand going forward Freight rates are up and craft beers are making their way in the market but Paulaner still sees plenty of interest in high end German beers he says

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors/1350-paulaner-hp-usa (2016-04-27)
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  • New England Wine & Spirtis Inc. - Food and Drink International
    allowed the company to double the size of its warehouse and office space in 2004 with a location in New Haven Conn In 2006 New England Wine Spirits was purchased by Anthony and Elizabeth Gallo With the infusion of capital technology and management the company experienced great growth in both the distribution and import sides of the business the company says With a more focused management style the company outgrew its original facility and was relocated to a temperature controlled 48 000 square foot warehouse Today New England Wine Spirits is one of the largest of the independent wholesalers of fine wine in Connecticut Devoted to Quality New England Wine Spirits distributes to customers in the entire state of Connecticut and imports its wine from throughout the United States as well as from Australia New Zealand Argentina Chile South Africa Spain Portugal Italy France Germany Belarus Greece Hungary and Mexico New England Wine Spirits affiliate companies include Star Distributors Inc One of the premier beer wholesalers in Connecticut Star Distributors serves Fairfield and New Haven counties Star Distributors represents several prominent suppliers such as MillerCoors Crown Imports the Boston Beer Company and Diageo USA Scrapco Inc Star Container Recycling and Processing Company Scrapco is the receiving center for Star Distributors Scrapco processes empty kegs and pallets to be returned to the breweries as well as empty cans and bottles to be sent to Thames River Recycling for further processing Thames River Recycling Inc Thames River Recycling is a full service recycling plant that works with Star Distributors and its affiliate companies as well as nearly all of the other beer wholesalers in Connecticut Empty bottles cans plastic and cardboard are processed and sold for the manufacturing of new glass bottles and aluminum cans Thames River also sorts and repackages some

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/distributors/1349-new-england-wine-a-spirtis-inc (2016-04-27)
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  • Caduceus Cellars - Food and Drink International
    a 2 500 square foot cement facility that is called the bunker because it is mostly underground Caduceus offers a full cellar of white through red wines labeled dos ladrones nagual de la naga and paciencia primer paso le cortigiane oneste Anubis kitsune and sancha Currently he grows grapes on 5 acres recently planted an additional 28 acres and expects by 2016 to have approximately 40 acres of producing wines in northern Arizona Additional wines are available exclusively to members of the winery s Velvet Slippers Club VSC VSC members are eligible to pay from 70 to 250 quarterly for each three bottle shipment of wine many of which are special varieties unavailable to the general public Blending Grapes Keenan blends grapes from all over the state and tri state region of Arizona New Mexico and California Previously he sought out California grapes Today Keenan mostly relies on New Mexico for any additional grapes he needs because that state s grape s flavor profile is much closer to Arizona s than is California s New Mexico is far more in line with what we have in Arizona Keenan says It s a shorter drive right across the border from southern Arizona California is a whole different beast Keenan emphasizes that Arizona vintners are moving forward and not cutting corners in their production It doesn t help any of us he stresses It actually hurts us If you try two Arizona wines and both are awful you re never going to go back The state of Arizona has realized the money it can earn from a healthy wine industry and the jobs it can provide so it has taken steps to support the industry We ve had Arizona commerce department grants going out to a number of facilities this past year

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