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  • Arca Continental - Food and Drink International
    the company CEO Francisco Garza Egloff says Dedicated Service Arca Continental is focused on improving its customer satisfaction and decreasing its serving costs To do so the company implemented what it calls a Route to Market system that allows it to optimize the marketing and distribution of its products for each type of customer through micro segmentation of the market The company prides itself on being innovative when it comes to its service models and recently developed what it calls a direct to home program Arca Continental delivers products from its portfolio of beverages which includes soft drinks non carbonated beverage water jugs and Santa Clara dairy products directly to the home of more than 600 000 customers in its direct to home program As for the portfolio we continue serving the dynamic needs of consumers through our high quality products and great taste that satisfies their different occasions of consumption based on their lifestyles the company says To strengthen the bond between Coca Cola and its consumers last summer Arca Continental took part in Coke s Share a Coke campaign Millions of cans were produced with the names of purchasers in Arca Continental s market and distributed with its own creative spin but preserved the simple invitation to Share a Coke with insert name Arca Continental is also getting consumers attentions by launching new products and offering a wide and solid price package structure which allows the company to offer the best combination of price product and packaging for every consumption opportunity This packaging structure boosts the use of returnable packages that help maintain affordability of the entire portfolio In 2013 Arca Continental launched Coca Cola Life in Argentina and last year in Mexico which is a low calorie option naturally sweetened with sugar and Stevia Operational Excellence All

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1588-arca-continental (2016-04-27)
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  • AMF Canada - Food and Drink International
    department where metal is cut to make the bowls for its mixers We have special metal forming equipment and we own a lot of our equipment which helps reduce the cost of manufacturing Martin adds Because most of its products are customized AMF Canada does not keep a large inventory on hand and relies on its suppliers to deliver components as needed We have low inventory because we are experts in customization Martin says If we have a rush order our suppliers are used to us and will supply us faster so we can make our product faster than usual To stay in good standing with its suppliers and vice versa AMF Canada believes in being fair and not exaggerating requests We can be hard negotiating with them but that s all part of the partnership Martin says In the end they know they can trust us and we can trust them If the trust is lost it s time to look into another supplier Expert Staff AMF Canada s employees are considered experts at engineering and manufacturing automated bakery equipment Martin says Its employees are cross trained in every part of the process because the same product is rarely manufactured twice Everyone here is dedicated to quality and manufacturing he adds Because of that we can be proud of the equipment we deliver to the market Our engineering department is dedicated and supportive to the manufacturing and assembly activities working hands on in a team Any improvement is captured and brought to the sketch board Its electrical department is a vital asset to AMF Canada because it allows the company to provide its own electrical panel assembly instead of outsourcing This allows us to have a greater knowledge and be more efficient and better every time we make our

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1587-amf-canada (2016-04-27)
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  • Producers - Food and Drink International
    Warren s company has roots in her personal life Once a lawyer by trade Warren learned she had a gluten intolerance in 2008 when she and her husband were trying to start a family During a visit to a fertility doctor Warren learned of a possible connection between her infertility and gluten consumption After going on a gluten free diet I quickly got pregnant she recalls Read more Article by Janice Hoppe Producers 15 August 2014 Commodore Plastics LLC Commodore Plastics LLC did not get to where it is today by settling for the status quo and its dedication to customized foam equipment is what continues to set the company apart We don t show a customer what we have we ask them what they want President Brad Braddon explains The Bloomfield N Y based company was founded in 1980 by Braddon s father George Braddon after he realized there was a need in the market for foam products that the larger companies were ignoring Commodore specializes in manufacturing meat trays for food processors and grocery stores I would really characterize us as a producer of food packaging Braddon says We make expanded polystyrene foam trays for food packaging Read more Article by Janice Hoppe Producers 15 August 2014 Central Waters Brewing Co Becoming the biggest brewery in the Midwest is not the focus at Central Waters Brewing Co Instead the company works to create really good beer while incorporating sustainability practices that help shrink the amount of resources it uses daily Mike McElwain and Jerome Ebel bought an old brick building on Highway 10 in Junction City Wis in 1996 to build Central Waters The facility was ready for its first beer production two years later Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Producers 15 August 2014 Bissinger s From being named a Confectioner of the Court by France s King Louis XIV in 1668 to the St Louis establishment it is today the Bissinger name has retained a proud history as an internationally renowned chocolatier In fact Bissinger s has become a landmark in chocolate making history All one has to do is listen to the many stories of those who work there One time a couple walked into the corporate headquarters and asked to buy a Molasses Caramel Lollipop but we don t sell chocolate from the manufacturing facility so we redirected them to a store COO Tim Petron says recalling the event That s when we found out they walked two miles just to get there so we drove them over to the nearest store When we asked them why they walked two miles just to visit Bissinger s they said Our grandmother said if you ever go to St Louis don t go to the museums go to Bissinger s and have a Molasses Caramel Lollipop Read more Article by Jamie Morgan Producers 15 August 2014 Bear Republic Brewing Company Inc When the family owned Bear Republic Brewing Company opened in 1996 there was nary a

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers?start=88 (2016-04-27)
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  • Adirondack Beverages Corp. - Food and Drink International
    calorie Cascade Ice Sparking Water and 16 calorie Skinnygirl flavored carbonated water are two good examples Skinnygirl wine was created by Real Housewife of New York City Bethenny Frankel who then spun off the water product Many innovative entrepreneurs join forces with Adirondack Beverages Corp when starting new beverage products such as Neuro Drinks with varieties to promote sleep bliss energy and healthy immune functioning Despite these ground breaking newcomers changing the beverage business Our core business is still sodas Dubovik says Yet we are a one stop shop for anybody coming up with different beverages We are willing to take on new packages and new ways of doing things It is Adirondack Beverages Corp s ability to forge strong relationships that enables its success says Jason Leszczynski manager of engineering and projects What separates us from others is our great relationships with vendors and suppliers As the company often works on tight deadlines he explains the outstanding assistance it receives from the extended team makes all the difference A lot of our new customers don t have big budgets Dubovik says Some have never done this before They don t have millions of dollars in state of the art equipment and they don t have tons of money They don t even know how it will sell In these instances Adirondack Beverages work in all ways possible for success finding the most effective ways to stretch dollars It can modify lines for example to help get new products out Other customers might have bigger budgets and success in one region yet do not wish to spend shipping to another part of the nation In these instances they find partnering with Adirondack Beverages for mutual benefit lucrative The company is active in the community in the Albany N Y market For example it helps support the Food Bank of Greater Albany which is one of the largest food banks in the nation that assist the poor and homeless Adirondack Beverages also backs an annual golf tournament for three decades We do our part in the community Dubovik explains It helps us get our name out there Helping charity helps us feel closer with employees and spreading our name in the community People will become aware we are not just about making money but also here to support our local community The local community is often surprised at the complexity of the company s business When it sponsors a booth at the annual Octoberfest handing out Snapple locals are often surprised to learn the company does so much business with national beverages They hadn t realized that s what we do Dubovik recalls They just think we make Adirondack soda and they are very surprised by the amount of complexity the amount of SKUs and the different types of packages we work with It modifies or purchases equipment for all different sorts of scenarios he states High Speed Bottling Adirondack Beverages Corp s facilities with high speed bottling and canning lines

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1586-adirondack-beverages-corp (2016-04-27)
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  • Whitlock Packaging - Food and Drink International
    to 1980 when Jerry Whitlock along with other investors acquired a small one line canning operation By 1987 Whitlock had acquired all of the operation s shares and began expanding to what the company is today Recently we ve enhanced our plastic bottle capabilities with new sizes and shapes we added shrink labels because of growing demand and we ve enhanced our juice box capabilities Guidry says We re also doing more of premium versions of what we do now About 60 percent of our operation covers ready to drink teas and juices but we ve improved our capabilities so we can do more premium versions of what we already do Flexibility and Agility Consumers are trading up to more premium products Guidry explains noting they want better ingredients higher juice content and more exotic ingredients in their beverages It goes without saying he adds that quality is important in the premium market but quality is paramount to Whitlock Packaging regardless of the market it serves The company employs HACCP GNP USDA organic kosher allergens and security compliance procedures as well as practices in document control traceability analytical techniques pest control sanitation ingredient and packaging inspection audits and several other support programs Quality is every day but our customers have fluctuating demand and we help them meet those fluctuations as often as possible Guidry says That is where our value lies You have to have quality just to be in this game and we meet the highest standards of the Global Food Initiative All of our facilities are SQF3 certified which is the highest rating there is Whitlock Packaging takes pride in its flexibility and agility which it combines with a comprehensive capability list to best serve its customers The company produces teas diet teas and other diet drinks juice

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1578-whitlock-packaging (2016-04-27)
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  • Webster City Custom Meats Inc. - Food and Drink International
    products to hotels restaurants and institutions However WCCM is now a regional distributor that produces their own private label brand of meats as well as private label products for other companies it says The company also offers multiple specialty items and works to introduce a new item or concept annually Our by products are sold primarily to customers in Mexico as well as in the Western United States WCCM says Hamming it Up WCCM highlights its hams which are made from USDA Grade 1 hams that are inspected to make sure they meet standards Each ham is vacuum packaged by our state of the art packaging equipment to capture the freshness of wholesomeness and flavor the company says One of its popular items is the hickory smoked whole ham During its processes We hand trim the hams and mildly cure with the finest ingredients WCCM says We keep the bone in to retain all the natural succulence Additionally They are cooked slowly with natural hickory smoke that results in a very tender juicy and delicious ham that is fully cooked and ready to serve WCCM says WCCM also offers a smoked bacon sampler which features maple and pepper hickory smoked bacon and apple double smoked bacon Our famous hickory smoked bacon is handpicked from only the finest USDA corn fed hogs the company says The trimmed extra lean bellies are then cured and smoked over certified white hickory chips to a golden brown for that true country flavor For its pepper bacon The pepper is hand rubbed on the select lean trimmed bellies before cooking and then hickory smoked to perfection WCCM says The maple bacon is cured the same as our other bacon with the addition of real maple syrup The company s apple double smoked bacon is smoked

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1577-webster-city-custom-meats-inc (2016-04-27)
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  • Two Rivers Specialty Meats - Food and Drink International
    markets depending on what the market is interested in from a hamburger or a braised shank to an expensive tenderloin We re always actively looking for new customers but it s certainly more important for us to maintain and service our existing customers Element of Trust Pleym thinks Two Rivers most important advantage is the community it brings to the dinner table A restaurant might list Two Rivers on its menu as the source of its meat in the description of a particular dish It is all about the story of the product and where it came from Pleym maintains There s an element of trust between us and what we do and our customer and what they get and what they expect Pleym and his wife Margot founded Two Rivers Specialty Meats in 2007 with her father who raises beef in Pemberton British Columbia My background was in sales and selling meat Pleym recalls We started working with my father in law and Pemberton Meadows Natural Beef and I immediately started learning how to butcher It certainly gave us the knowledge of where we needed to go learning the details and looking at a carcass differently than we ever have The family owned and managed company s staff has since grown and employees with a host of different skillsets are working for Two Rivers from butchers and chefs to the people who make the company s sausage and charcuterie in its 5 000 square foot plant at its headquarters in North Vancouver British Columbia Most of Two Rivers meats are provided fresh but the company also can provide frozen products The company ages beef from 21 days up to 90 days for dry aging prime cuts in its cooler at 2 C Two Rivers develops its own recipes for

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1576-two-rivers-specialty-meats (2016-04-27)
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  • The Original Cakerie - Food and Drink International
    additional state of the art facility in London Ontario The plant expansions and new facility gives us the ability to better cover the full North American market Bitz notes Today The Original Cakerie offers more than 60 dessert flavors and a variety of products such as single two and three layer cakes brownies and other baked goods for retailers and foodservice operators The company uses the highest quality ingredients in all of the desserts it produces including dairy fresh whipping cream pure fruit fillings and blends of European chocolates We are a scratch bakery at commercial scale Vice President of Operations Stuart Wilcox says We bring the quality and freshness of homemade desserts to all our customers We have extremely high standards as we maintain a BRC A rating produce in a kosher environment and use only fresh and natural ingredients Sweet Spot The Original Cakerie continuously looks to innovate desserts for its customers because as Bitz says cakes are in a variety seeking category Desserts are not something you buy the same of every time she notes Consumers shop with their eyes and rebuy with their mouths If it tastes great they are going to purchase it again but we are always looking to bring new desserts to market New desserts are created under The Original Cakerie s brand for general distribution and the company also fulfills custom orders for its customers The company s cakes and desserts can leave room for the customers to be creative and make the dessert their own Bitz says A lot of cakes or desserts are fully finished and decorated so that s what it is going to look like she explains Our products can help customers create a unique experience for their guests Every product is shipped frozen from The Original Cakerie s Delta or London location and transferred to its customers stores via a network of in house or third party frozen food distributors A focus on delivering exceptional quality is paramount The Original Cakerie judges its desserts on two criteria What did that product look like to the customer and how did it taste We understand that in detail and how to get both those attributes consistently Wilcox adds Every cake is reviewed prior to shipment to ensure that our customers will be delighted and that their guests will have a phenomenal dessert experience And how do its products manage to stay consistent and appealing to customers Passion for the industry and the company s products Wilcox says The Original Cakerie has about 600 employees many of whom have formal training or education in baking and are emotionally attached to the products they make which inspires them in their work and also to provide feedback Our people are passionate about baking a cake or making desserts Wilcox says That s not a normal average production worker That passion extends throughout the entire organization There is nothing that can beat the feeling of someone saying they brought a cake home for

    Original URL path: http://www.fooddrink-magazine.com/sections/producers/1575-the-original-cakerie (2016-04-27)
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