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Top 50 - 2008

43. Jacmar Foodservice Distribution

Irwindale, CA
Year founded: 1959
President: Frank Visvikis
Website: www.
2 distribution centers
1,200 accounts
100% commercial
8,000 SKUs
94% national brands
1% private label
5% group label
60% street accounts sales ($1,200 average order size)
65% of accounts have more than one location ($2,700 average order size)
COP & specialty products: Fresh meat (beef, lamb, veal, poultry) fresh fish, fresh produce, gourmet cheese, san-jan, packaging
Best innovation: Installed RF pick scanning.
Other news: New Northern California warehouse was to open in January 2007
Fuel prices: Offsetting high fuel prices with fuel surcharges per case.
Plans for human pandemic or other catastrophes: The company is reviewing and refining its disaster preparedness.
Any "green" or environmentally-friendly projects: Internal recycling program for office workers.
Key issues this year: Decrease expenses and increase margins.