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FoodServiceWarehouse.com to Open Kansas City Distribution Center
DENVER (July 23, 2014)—FoodServiceWarehouse.com, an e-commerce-based foodservice equipment and supplies distributor, leasing a new distribution...
Food Safety Committee Formulates Comments for Sanitary Food Transportation Act
The IFDA Food Safety Committee met in May at Gordon Food Service's headquarters in Grand Rapids, MI to discuss industry concerns with the Food...
Sysco Settles California Food Safety Investigations
HOUSTON (July 23, 2014)—Sysco, North America's largest broadline foodservice distributor, has agreed to settle with the State of...
Performance Food Group Names New Executive Vice President of Operations
RICHMOND, VA (July 18, 2014)—Performance Food Group, Inc. (PFG) recently named Jim Hope to the new role of Executive Vice President of...
UniPro Foodservice to Employ NCR Logistics Solution in Peachtree System
DULUTH, GA (July 16, 2014 - Business Wire)—NCR Corporation announced that UniP
Y. Hata Offering Memberships for Upcoming Cash & Carry Wholesale Club
HONOLULU (July 15, 2014)—Y. Hata & Co. is opening a new division named ChefZone, adding cash-and-carry distribution to the Honolulu-based...
Two Distributors Join Golbon Marketing Group
BOISE, ID—Marcus Food Co. and Frasa International Trading have joined Golbon, a foodservice marketing group.
Highlights of the First Ever IFDA Financial Quarterly Survey
IFDA members recently completed the first ever IFDA Financial Quarterly Survey, and we share some top-line highlights here. Twenty-nine IFDA member...

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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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New flavor study highlights the importance of innovation
The most familiar, tried-and-true flavors may have impressive staying power on menus, but Technomic's most recent flavor findings also signal the need for operators and suppliers to stay on top of…

The Extra Mile

Ben E. Keith Foods
A distributor who gets food costs down Ben E. Keith Foods Fort Worth, Texas ID ranking: 9th largest distributor in the U.S. Accounts: 22,000 in the South and Southwest 2007 sales: $1.64 billion Ben E.…

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Pate Dawson Co.
Goldsboro, NC Year founded: 1885 Chairman: Mike Pate President: Mac Sullivan Website: www.pdco.com 2 distribution centers 1,500 accounts 88% commercial, 12% noncommercial 7,500 SKUs 70% national brands 5% private label 25% group…