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Top 50 - 2008

33. J. Kings Food Service Professionals

Holtsville, NY
Year founded: 1974
Chairman/president/ceo: John King
Website: www.jkings.com
1 distribution centers
1,500-1,700 accounts
10,000 SKUs
90% national brands
10% private label
50% street accounts sales ($800-1,000 average order size)
45% multiunit accounts ($1,200-1,500 average order size)
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat (beef, lamb, veal, poultry) fresh fish, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S
Fuel prices: Review lock-in pricing from time to time.
High-tech operations systems: Currently using WMS system, logistics program, real-time wireless temperature monitoring system with alerts.
Plans for human pandemic or other catastrophes: Yes
Any "green" or environmentally-friendly projects: Researching bio-fuel alternatives.
Key issues this year: Dealing with labor, fuel, insurance costs, and increasing healthcare costs.