Top 50 - 2007
Year founded: 1915
President/CEO: Gary Perkins
Executive vice president/COO Larry Perkins
3 distribution centers
95% national brands
2% private label
3% group label
70% street accounts sales
47% multiunit accounts
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat, E&S, san-jan.
Best innovation: Focused on gross profits per cub sold.
Other news: Started analysis of building expansions.
Fuel prices: Started adding surcharges based upon a government index which indicates a cents per case amount.
High-tech operations systems: Installed bar codes, voice technology and in-bound freight management.
Key issues this year: Finishing a variety of advanced technology and work-process projects and planning future real estate needs.