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Top 50 - 2008

25. Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co., Inc.

Birmingham, AL
Year founded: 1913
Chairman: Dave Wood
President: John Wood
Website: www.woodfruitticher.com
1 distribution centers
3,000 accounts
83% commercial, 17% noncommercial
8,000 SKUs
80% national brands
10% private label
10% group label
75% street accounts sales ($1,200 average order size)
25% multiunit accounts ($2,000 average order size)
COP & specialty products: Fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S, san-jan, packaging
Best innovation: Comprehensive examination of route versus fuel costs.
Fuel prices: Expanded delivery windows for efficiency.