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  • Distributors - Food and Drink International
    Mich Read more Article by Jim Harris Distributors 02 December 2011 Finest Food Distributing Co N Y Inc Finest Food Distributing Co has a straightforward philosophy Hands on and let s go Our culture is to get into our work put our hands on it and be passionate says Steve Adelstein treasurer and vice president of Finest We re hands on with our products our warehousing and our sales force we have humble beginnings and try not to forget that Read more Article by Staci Davidson Distributors 02 December 2011 Casa Imports Inc If a person s diet focuses too heavily on pizza with its gooey cheese spicy meats rich tomato sauce and doughy base it s likely that person s waistline will expand Similarly Casa Imports Inc got its start by focusing on pizza which resulted in the large expansion of its business Read more Article by Russ Gager Distributors 02 December 2011 Calahoo Meats Ltd Meat is something most people eat regularly as a central portion of their dietary intake So when community groups in northern Alberta want to raise money by offering something people eat regularly they turn to Calahoo Meats Ltd s fundraising products Read more Article by Jim Harris Distributors 02 December 2011 All American Foods In its 22 years of business All American Foods has grown from operating out of a residential garage with a small refrigerator and freezer to reaching nearly full capacity on a 100 000 square foot facility Read more Article by Jim Harris Distributors 02 December 2011 Action Meat Distributors Co Action Meat Distributors Co s fleet of trucks is constantly ready to delivery fresh meat products to customers across Texas Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Distributors 01 December 2011 Tama Trading Co Inc It takes a solid commitment

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  • Distributors - Food and Drink International
    Petersen Distributors 01 December 2011 Pioneer Wholesale Meat Co The Army used to run commercials that said We do more before 9 a m than most people do all day The same could be said of Pioneer Wholesale Meat Co which works hard to process orders for its Chicago customers at the start of each day I always say we do 80 percent of our business between 6 and 8 in the morning owner Bill Milligan says Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Distributors 01 December 2011 Pacific Pork Food Products Inc According to Dorothy Strackbein to survive the food industry especially on the meat side of things a company must have a solid financial plan I m a certified financial planner and have a financial planning practice and in the meat business you need to have cash flow Strackbein says Read more Article by Lori Sichtermann Distributors 01 December 2011 O W Inc Over the course of 77 years as a beer and wine distributor the folks at O W Inc have seen numerous changes in the beverage industry With each flip of the calendar the company has worked to adapt From the perils of prohibition to today s sluggish economy O W has remained agile As a result the company has become one of the most successful beverage distributors in the Midwest As the beverage industry continues to evolve and the economy continues to quiver O W stays focused Already a number of changes are taking place at the company Read more Article by Kelly McCabe Distributors 01 December 2011 O K Foods Inc Throughout the past 70 years O K Foods has remained a family owned operation that is heavily involved in its Arkansas and Oklahoma communities But in that time the company has evolved from a

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  • Distributors - Food and Drink International
    side with a cocktail topped off with an umbrella life s not always a beach on the island The Caribbean hasn t been immune to the world economic recession but Jamaica based Lasco Foods has worked hard to counter those effects Read more Article by Russ Gager Distributors 30 November 2011 J C Wright Sales Co J C Wright Sales Co distributes more than 8 000 gourmet kosher and ethnic food specialties and 4 000 non food items in the Pacific Northwest from the Canadian border to Eugene Ore But the company s success since 1947 has been gained from weathering a complete transition from institutional to retail food sales Read more Article by Jim Harris Distributors 30 November 2011 Intrastate Distributors During its 30 year history Intrastate Distributors Inc IDI has grown from a fleet of only one truck to a major carrier and developer of a wide variety of beverages The Detroit based company is a beverage wholesale corporation selling water juice soda snacks and beer to retail accounts in southeastern Michigan and northwest Ohio Read more Article by Lori Sichtermann Distributors 30 November 2011 Hunterdon Brewing Co Nearly 20 years ago New Jersey natives Michael Short and David Masterson decided to take a risk and trade financial stability for beer The two friends quit their day jobs and opened New Jersey s first craft beer brewery Read more Article by Russ Gager Distributors 30 November 2011 Hand Arnold Trinidad Ltd Surviving 90 years is an accomplishment for any company During 90 years most companies will have survived at least one cataclysm a flood fire earthquake or other natural disaster In the case of grocery distributor Hand Arnold Trinidad Ltd the company survived an unnatural disaster Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Distributors 30 November 2011 Gasko Meyer

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  • Distributors - Food and Drink International
    approach to dealing with customers founder and President Cosimo Cordi insists They re not one on one like I am he says Read more Article by Chris Petersen Distributors 30 November 2011 Arizona Restaurant Supply Inc When Arizona Restaurant Supply Inc was started in 1975 it was known as Tucson Scale a company that offered sales and service of scales During its first 10 years of operations Tucson Scale expanded to offer restaurant equipment parts and service and sales of used restaurant equipment Soon it would be known as Tucson Scale Food Equipment Read more Article by Alan Dorich Distributors 30 November 2011 Anthony P Scott Co Ltd At Anthony P Scott Co APSCO Ltd operations are not only focused around the marketing and distribution of professional products but also strong customer support Marketing Manager Nalini Mohammed says For instance the company provides quarterly training so that its employees can better serve its customers Read more Article by Jim Harris Distributors 30 November 2011 A Stein Meat Products Stein Meat Products prides itself on providing high quality carcass beef boxed beef lamb veal pork and poultry to many of the New York area s finest restaurants The family owned distributor has served the area for more than 75 years Read more Article by Jim Harris Distributors 17 November 2011 Modern Distributors Inc Modern Distributors Inc s customers shouldn t worry if a machine maintained by the company breaks down as it won t be long before it s fixed An experienced and responsive maintenance department on call 24 hours a day is just one of the pieces of what the Somerset Ky based company calls The Modern Advantage Read more Article by Kathryn Jones Distributors 17 November 2011 Kegel s Produce Owned and operated by its current family leadership for

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  • Distributors - Food and Drink International
    across Wisconsin s Chippewa Valley region The company started small and has grown along with the area it serves Gordy and Donna Schafer established it in 1966 in Chippewa Falls Wis Ever since the store has not faltered from its goal of delivering quality grocery products from local suppliers while maintaining its family atmosphere Read more Distributors 17 November 2011 Get Fresh Produce Everybody wants his or her food to be as fresh as possible nowadays and Get Fresh Produce Inc is committed to providing it Business relationships and referrals from satisfied customers build the business Also important is responding to customers needs This builds the loyalty that the customers of Get Fresh Produce Inc demonstrate Read more Article by Chris Olvera Distributors 17 November 2011 Daymon Worldwide Inc When Daymon World wide was form ed 40 years ago by Peter Damon Schwartz and Milt Sender the two developed a strategy to grow retailers private label products At the time private label products as they were known then were often considered low qua lity and inferior to major national brands Where most saw a lesser product Schwartz and Sender saw an opp or tu nity Read more Article by Russ Gager Distributors 17 November 2011 A J Silberman and Co One way a species keeps pro gressing is by pass ing the hard won knowledge it has gained from gen e ra tion to generation No where is that more true than for A J Silberman and Co a member of the endangered species of independent convenience store distributors which is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2010 Read more Article by Luke Gillespie Distributors 17 November 2011 Acme Smoked Fish Corp As a fourth generation family owned and operated business Acme Smoked Fish Corp has built itself on a foundation

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  • Nightingale Farms - Food and Drink International
    cucumbers cluster tomatoes beans squash and zucchini We have a very extensive organic line he adds For many of our customers we re a one stop shop organic warehouse The company is one of the only of its kind in North America to locally grow snow and snap peas Nightingale Farms in 2016 also plans to grow and market French beans Nightingale says Safety First Mechanizing its operations has allowed Nightingale Farms to enhance the quality of its products while keeping its operational costs in check Our production costs are through the roof here in Ontario this is the hardest place other than Europe to grow produce Nightingale says noting provincial requirements including the use of green energy in its operations to be among its challenges If we didn t mechanize we would never be able to compete Although the company manages high electric and hydroelectric costs as a result of provincial requirements the province of Ontario assists it with grants to enhance its food safety and traceability efforts Food safety in Ontario is heavily monitored and very crucial without it buyers won t even look at you he adds noting the company regularly conducts mock recalls Produce is traced through every step of its life from the seed to the customer s mouth Nightingale says All produce is handled in a manner that minimizes damage and potential contamination during harvesting and production Employees are extensively trained on personal hygiene handling procedures and food safety and all equipment and tools are cleaned and sanitized daily the company says Nightingale Farms is Pro Cert organic and HACCP certified It is also involved in a number of industry and agricultural organizations including the Canadian Produce Marketing Association the Ontario Federation of Agriculture and the Ontario Produce Marketing Association A Family Legacy Nightingale

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  • Motivatit Seafoods - Food and Drink International
    sacks to other processors We provide them to restaurant groups wholesale distributors and some casinos Steven Voisin says Food safety is critical for Motivatit and it strives to ensure its oysters are bacteria free Through the use of its high pressure processing HPP system the company reduces Vibrio bacteria levels to non detectable levels but without the use of heat and any change to the product s texture The company s patented HPP process even shucks the oyster The abductor mussel is released once the process is finished Voisin says It s a whole oyster floating around within its shell We also feel that the process helps enhance the flavor a little bit he adds noting that the source of the oyster plays a part Some areas just have a different flavor than some areas with different currents Motivatit also strives to avoid bacteria at the boat level Voisin adds We have changed the methods with which the boats have to harvest the oysters he says noting that the regulations change constantly Every year it seems to get a little bit tougher on the harvest which creates a little bit of hardship he says That has been a big concern Strong Skills Voisin is proud of Motivatit s staff We have good people he says highlighting the company s management team which includes many longtime veterans of the company Motivatit keeps its employees skills strong by providing them with constant training Voisin says This is essential since oysters are more complex than other seafood products such as clams Oysters are irregularly shaped he says Making Preparations Motivatit will celebrate its 45th anniversary next year We ll have a little in house dinner Voisin predicts noting that the company will have an even bigger celebration when it reaches the 50 year

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  • Lyman Orchards - Food and Drink International
    chance to pick their own Lyman Orchards also features a retail market where customers can purchase fruit grown at the orchard in addition to its famous pies which are baked at the orchards own commercial bakery Lyman says the pies are becoming a larger segment of its business as they appeal to grocery store customers because their high quality puts them well above similar offerings from competing grocery stores About 50 years ago Lyman says the family started to use land that had been a dairy farm for golf courses and today Lyman Orchards boasts 45 holes designed by PGA Hall of Famers Robert Trent Jones and Gary Player As organic and locally grown produce becomes more popular with consumers Lyman Orchards expects to capitalize on the trends while also building up its reputation as a family friendly destination in central Connecticut As Lyman Orchards prepares to mark 275 years in operation Lyman explains that the company s long history is just the prelude for greater successes to come Family Destination Over the last 20 years Lyman Orchards has put a lot of effort into marketing itself as a destination for families to enjoy some good old fashioned fun exemplified by its pick your own orchards Lyman Orchards has allowed visitors to pick their own fruit for more than 50 years and Lyman says it continues to gain in popularity as families seek out outdoor activities that are easy and fun A lot of our activities that we offer really allow people to get involved he says It s a real authentic experience that we can offer to our customers In addition to the orchards high quality fruit Lyman Orchards offers visitors experiences they can t find anywhere else The vistas from the orchard hills are just phenomenal Lyman says What we ve tried to take advantage of being in an urban state is that we re a unique venue Lyman Orchards also offers visitors a unique experience in its orchards throughout the growing season with different fruits available depending on when they stop by Lyman says it s not uncommon for some families to visit many times during the season to get the full experience We have multiple crops that people come back for multiple times each season Lyman says Vital Stewardship Lyman says the family takes its responsibility to the land very seriously and for more than 50 years Lyman Orchards has utilized integrated pest management to deal with harmful insects Although using beneficial species to deter or eliminate pests doesn t fully replace the use of pesticides Lyman says they significantly reduce Lyman Orchards dependence on them and the company continues to learn more about such techniques all the time Lyman Orchards has taken steps to ensure its customers that the fruit they buy from the company was grown and picked under the most natural conditions We fully recognize that our customers are concerned about how the food is produced and they want to know that we

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