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Top 50 - 2008

8. Shamrock Foods Co.

Phoenix, AZ
Year founded: 1922
Chairman: Norman P. McClelland
President/coo: Kent McClelland
Website: www.shamrockfoods.com
3 distribution centers
10,000 accounts
27,000 SKUs
60% street accounts sales
40% multiunit accounts
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat (beef, lamb, veal, poultry) fresh fish, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S, san-jan, packaging
News: Acquired DPI-Southwest in July 2006 in Albuquerque, NMN, and constructing a new warehouse in Albuquerque that will open in the summer of 2007.
High-tech operations systems: Introduced voice picking in warehouses and are involved in bar coding, RFID and sophisticated supply chain management and logistics technology.
Any "green" or environmentally-friendly projects: Will introduce some this year.