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David Peterson Named SVP of Sales for Pro-Act
(June 1, 2016)—Pro-Act, the produce supply-chain management company, has announced that David Peterson will fill the newly created role of...
Golbon Announces New Program Manager
(May 27, 2016)—Bill Wylie has joined Golbon, a foodservice buying group, as a program manager. His industry experience spans over 30 years,...
US Foods Raises $1B in Year's 2nd-Largest IPO
(May 27, 2016)—Broadline distributor US Foods sold shares at the upper end of its target in an initial public offering after being the largest...
Creation Gardens Adds Fresh Cut Produce Offerings Through ReFresh Produce Acquisition
(May 26, 2016)—Creation Gardens, a Kentucky-based foodservice distributor, announced the acquisition of ReFresh Produce of Cincinnati. This...
US Foods to Acquire Freshway Foods
(May 19, 2016)—US Foods announced an agreement to acquire Freshway Foods, a fresh fruit and vegetable processor, repacker and distributor...
Merchants Foodservice Acquires E.G. Forrest Company
(May 9, 2016)—Merchants Foodservice of Hattiesburg, Miss., has acquired E.G. Forrest Co., a food distributor headquartered in Winston-Salem, N....
PFG Closes Multi-Year Distribution Agreement With Red Lobster
(May 5, 2016)—Performance Food Group (PFG), the nation's third largest foodservice distributor, announced a deal with seafood restaurant...
Sysco Names Foodservice Operations Leaders
HOUSTON (April 26, 2016 - Globe Newswire)—Sysco Corporation named three experienced executives to new leadership roles in foodservice...

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Consultative Selling

How to build a franchisee advisory board
Bottom line: If you’ve got a growing franchisor as a client, they need to know the benefits of a franchisee advisory board and how to put one together. It can help them grow smarter and faster, while increasing communication and giving more ownership in the brand to franchisees. If a franchisor wants to streamline operations, grow business or…

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Convenience stores are grabbing more foodservice customers
The economy may still be sluggish, but things picked up for the convenience store (C-store) channel. The NPD Group states that traffic, sales and average visits increased in the second quarter of 2010.…

The Extra Mile

A case of training
Training’s tough, and while larger chains have the luxury of programs developed…

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Banta Foods, Inc.
Springfield, MO Year founded: 1895 Chairman/president/ceo: Chuck Banta Website: www.bantafoods.com 1 distribution center 3,700 accounts 100% commercial 9,000 SKUs 60% national brands 6% private label 34% group label 40% street…