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Top 50 - 2008

23. Fox River Foods, Inc.

Montgomery, IL
Year founded: 1956
President/ceo: Ken Nagel
Website: www.foxriverfoods.com
1 distribution centers
3,000 accounts
53% commercial, 47% noncommercial
9,000 SKUs
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.