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Distributors

Professional Produce

Professional Produce owner Ted Kaplan was raised in the produce business.  Being a 3rd generation produce individual has had its advantages lending to an education and comprehensive understanding of...
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Produce Alliance LLC

Founded in 1996 with a membership of just a single distributor, Produce Alliance LLC has grown to become one of the country’s largest produce-buying and management services groups. The Buffalo Grove,...
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Pacific Seafood Group

As one of North America’s largest seafood distributors, Pacific Seafood Group continuously emphasizes quality and cleanliness to guarantee freshness. From its modest start in 1941 selling fish out...
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Grindmaster-Cecilware

When a consumer orders a favorite coffee drink at their local café, chances are that drink is being prepared with a Grindmaster-Cecilware product.  The company is headquartered in Louisville, Ky.,...
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Berk Enterprises Inc.

Berk Enterprises is an industry-leading provider of plastic, paper and biodegradable foodservice disposables, janitorial products and concession supplies. Operating from a 200,000-square-foot Ohio warehouse,...
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Restaurants

Westar

Experience matters in the restaurant industry. Led by President Frank Westermajer and his 30 years of restaurant experience, Westar has grown over the past seven years by providing an experience and...
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The Greene Turtle

It may be best known as the place to come to put your cares aside and have some fun, but for The Greene Turtle, food is serious business. With a menu that includes soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches,...
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Les Nomades

Les Nomades means the nomads in French – a somewhat ironic name for a restaurant that is a mainstay of the Chicago dining scene, having operated since 1978 out of a historic 1891 brownstone. Unlike...
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HuHot Mongolian Grills

Based in Missoula, Mont., HuHot Mongolian Grills has become one of the fastest-growing Mongolian grill concepts in the nation. The company was founded in 1999 and is celebrating its 15th anniversary...
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ezCater Inc.

The old saw that “the food makes the meeting” puts extra pressure on traveling business professionals who demand quality catering for important meetings in cities nationwide. For any business travelers...
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Columns

Sip, Taste and Celebrate

If you’ve ever wondered what world-famous chefs do for spring break, ask Lee Brian Schrager. The mastermind behind the Food Network’s South Beach and New York City Wine and Food Festivals has hosted...
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Just Keep it Brief

Just how short are we talking? In late June, the formal announcement of Instagram’s new 15-second video feature immediately met with speculation about whether 15 seconds was too long or too short. Would...
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The 'New Normal'

The economic downturn has been tough on many restaurant chains, but even as the economy continues to improve, owners are finding that further steps are needed to enhance profitability and ensure continued...
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An Open and Shut Case

Observe the refrigerated and freezer section of any supermarket or grocery store that still has open cases. What you’ll see is shivering shoppers rushing to the registers, products that appear washed...
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Gluten-free Glut

Gluten-free is becoming the latest trend in food consumption, even among those who can tolerate gluten. One-third of U.S. adults reported by January that they want to cut down or be free of gluten in their...
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Special Focus

AnestasiA Vodka - A New Sensation

Although Mamontova respects the traditions of her family and others who have gone before her, she has very different ideas when it comes to the drink. “Looking at the market for vodka, I knew there was...
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Wisynco

When Wisynco start­ed in the beverage business, it was focused on bringing the world to Jamaica. Today, the company has expanded that mission by bringing Jamaica to the world.
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TraFon Group

TraFon Group has grown in a relatively short period of time to become the largest distributor of frozen and refrigerated food products in the Caribbean. The Puerto Nuevo, Puerto Rico-based company was...
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Payco Foods Corp.

There aren’t many places on Earth that get as hot as the Caribbean,which makes a cool treat all the more important. Puerto Rico-based Payco Foods Corp. knows that better than anyone, according to CEO...
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McDonald’s

McDonald’s sells millions of sandwiches each day. Consumers are handed their food in a paper bag – the food goes down the hatch, the paper in the trash. The customers might have a general end-user...
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Producers

Tone Products

Tone Products stays behind the limelight of its private-label brands. Instead, it is the mastermind behind the production process that achieves the perfect tartness in a cocktail mix or sweetness in...
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Raw Foods International, LLC

Paul Gregg, Executive Vice President of Raw Foods International LLC, the makers of RAAW™ Juice, knows that juicing fruits and vegetables is a healthy practice, and that sometimes many more nutrients...
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Popkoff’s

Founded in 1965, food manufacturer Popkoff’s had an inkling that its authentic old-world Russian recipes would be well-received outside of its traditional customer base. Its current owner and CEO Alex...
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Mentor Capital Inc. (MNTR)

About 50 percent of the United States has now learned that if you legalize it, they will come. The District of Columbia and 23 other states have legalized marijuana in some fashion, leading to an industry...
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Kannah Creek Brewing Co.

Founded in 2005 in an existing restaurant, Kannah Creek Brewing Co. has since proven its market appeal and built from scratch a $4.2 million production facility called Edgewater Brewery with a second...
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Retailers

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt owner Jerry Hancock figured out the secret to success is customization, and in 2004 he put his degree in chemistry to use by realizing liquid nitrogen can instantly freeze...
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Sonoma Design, Apparel and Promotions

Sonoma Design, Apparel and Promotions found its niche designing top-of-the-line apparel and accessories in Northern California’s wine country using state-of-the-art engineering techniques.  The Santa...
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Shady Maple Farm Market

Shady Maple Farm Market is known throughout Pennsylvania for its smorgasbord, which features 200 feet of authentic Pennsylvania Dutch cooking. Giving customers as much as they want isn’t restricted...
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Roadtown Wholesale Trading - RiteWay Food Markets

Overseeing wholesale and retail operations in an island environment can be a daunting task. But for Roadtown  Wholesale Trading and RiteWay Food Markets, the organization has decades of experience in...
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Pic-n-Pac Convenience Stores

After 50 years, Pic-n-Pac Convenience Stores remains successful by making smart decisions, Director of Operations Phil Wuest says. “The company’s strength has to be our main focus,” he says. Pic-n-Pac’s...
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