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Fells Point Wholesale Meats Purchased by The Chefs’ Warehouse
Ridgefield, Conn.-based distributor of specialty food products The Chefs’ Warehouse has acquired Fells Point Wholesale Meats, based in...
Restaurant-Focused Distributor Creation Gardens Purchases Bluefin Seafood
Louisville, Ky.-based Creation Gardens has announced the purchase of Louisville’s Bluefin Seafood. Both companies supply and service Kentucky-...
Keany Produce Announces New CEO
Landover, Md.-based Keany Produce Company has hired Gregory Otterbein, formerly of Phoenix-based foodservice broadline distributor Shamrock Foods Co...
BJs Wholesale Club Announces New Websites for Exclusive Brands
Westborough, Mass.-based BJs Wholesale Club has created two new websites to promote their exclusive brands, Berkley Jensen and Wellsley Farms. Each...
US Foods and Chef Marcus Samuelsson Join Forces
US Foods and award-winning chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson have announced a new venture. The two will work together to launch a line of new...
PFG and NCR to Offer POS System to U.S. Operators
Duluth, Ga.-based NCR Corporation and Performance Food Group (PFG) have announced a strategic relationship to offer a cloud-based point-of-sale (POS...
Tom Lange Company Names New CFO
Tom Lange Co. has appointed Josh McKey as chief financial officer. McKey previously worked for Chemline before joining the company in January. He...
IF&P Foods Acquired by Rotunda Capital
Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower middle-market private-equity firm, has acquired IF&P Foods for an undisclosed sum. The company will use this...

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Consultative Selling

The logistics of serving 500 tasting portions to a crowd
Bottom line: It can be hard for a restaurateur to know—without practice—how to figure out servings for a massive crowd at an event. Some guidance can save time, labor, and food cost. John Rivers, chef-owner or 4Rivers Smokehouse in Winter Park, Florida, is diligent about doing his homework before an event. He researches the…

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Happy Hours Seeing Lots of Action
It appears that happy hour has succeeded in making not only bar patrons happy, but bar owners as well. According to a recent study of national consumer spending habits, during this difficult economic time people just want to go…

The Extra Mile

Not “selling to,” but “buying for”
Pate Dawson Company (PDC) has redefined its go-to-market strategy from being a distributor that sells to customers to one that buys for them. The distinction is significant, says John Paré, business solutions…

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Hawkeye Foodservice Distribution, Inc.
Iowa City, Iowa Year founded: 1952 President: Jeff Braverman Website: www.hawkeyefoodservice.com 3 distribution centers 100% commercial 10,000 SKUs 75% national brands 20% private label 5% group label 80%…