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Top 50 - 2008

41. Jose Santiago, Inc.

Bayamon, PR
Year founded: 1902
Chairman/President/CEO: Jose E. Santiago
1 distribution center
4,500 accounts
100% commercial
4,500 SKUs
83% national brands
2% private label
15% group label
78% street accounts sales ($650 average order size)
15% multiunit accounts ($750 average order size and 10% from fast food)
COP & specialty products: fresh produce, gourmet cheese, san-jan, packaging
News: Increased sales staff and number of accounts
Fuel prices: Bulk purchasing of diesel fuel for in-house dispensing facilities.
Plans for human pandemic or other catastrophes: In order to be prepared for a hurricane, the distribution center has a 950 w generator that is sufficient for 100% of the facility that is designed to withstand the direct impact of a hurricane.
Any "green" or environmentally-friendly projects: Implemented steps that would prevent accidents from having negative impacts on environment.
Key issues this year: Implementation of recently introduced tax reform.