Top 50 - 2007
25. Wood Fruitticher Grocery Co., Inc.
Year founded: 1913
President/CEO: John Wood
1 distribution center
95% national brands
3% private label
2% group label
70% street accounts sales
20% multiunit accounts
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, E&S, san-jan, packaging.
Fuel prices: Added fuel surcharge.
High-tech operations systems: Wrote own logistics and warehousing systems.
Key issues this year: Trying to make a profit amid rising fuel, insurance and other expenses.