Top 50 - 2008
23. Fox River Foods, Inc.
Year founded: 1956
President/ceo: Ken Nagel
1 distribution centers
53% commercial, 47% noncommercial
70% national brands
5% private label
25% group label
32% street accounts sales ($675 average order size)
25% multiunit accounts ($1,970 average order size and 15% from fast food)
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat (beef, lamb, veal, poultry) fresh fish, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S
Best innovation: Installed GPS truck locator via Nextel phones and Cube Route program.
Other news: Warehouse addition to be completed in April 2007.
Fuel prices: Adding a fuel percentage were possible, adding to piece of product and negotiating fuel charge with most chains.
Plans for human pandemic or other catastrophes: Implemented emergency evacuation and shelter plan with weather radios on premises.
Key issues this year: Improving order size and gross profit dollars percentage per stop.