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Top 50 - 2008

39. DiCarlo Food Service

Holtsville, NY
Year founded: 1963
President/ceo: Vincent DiCarlo, Sr.
1 distribution center
2,540 accounts
85% commercial, 15% noncommercial
9,500 SKUs
80% national brands
10% private label
10% group label
65% street accounts sales ($1,300 average)
30% multiunit accounts (10% fast food)
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat (beef, lamb, veal, poultry) fresh fish, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S, san-jan, packaging
Best innovation: Completed addition to warehouse.
High-tech operations systems: Using voice technology.
Plans for human pandemic or other catastrophes: Work in progress.
Key issues this year: Dealing with shrinking margins and high cost of energy.