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Important Food Service Distributor Terms

Restaurants and grocers are examples of those who distribute food services. They can purchase frozen and fresh food in bulk in order to provide their customers with certain products. Here are some important food service distributor terms to become familiar with.

  • Vendor - This is a business or corporation who distributes certain products. Vendors can purchase some products from a supplier and then sell those products with a mark up to the next market of consumers.
  • Supplier - They sill provide the vendors with the products they seek to pass on to other consumers. They can import certain foods like meats, baked goods, or any other perishable or non-perishable items that may be needed.
  • Cater - This can be a company or corporation that primarily travels in a food making capacity and provides meals to those at multiple locations. Their inventory can consist of frozen foods and other bulk items they purchase from a distributor. They will cook the food fresh on the site of the event they are serving.
  • Delivery - These are sometimes the regularly scheduled times when a vendor or supplier will distribute their products to a certain company. The delivery is when the companies ship the products to a restaurant or grocer on certain schedule in order to maintain product freshness and proper stock and inventory numbers.
  • Produce - These are the products that are most commonly perishable foods. These need to maintain a consistent delivery schedule in order to keep the most fresh produce available.

    Foods and beverages obtained from distributors can keep the receiving companies stocked and properly inventoried in order to sell the products to consumers and others who require their product.

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    Hotdogs Etc. Llc.
    1110 Fern Ln, Suffolk, VA 23434
    Make your child's birthday a wonderful treat with our food truck and party supplies from Suffolk, VA. Contact us for details.
    (757) 447-7438
    Cooperative Food Sales, Inc.
    91 Smoky Row Rd, Staunton, VA 24401
    Cooperative Food Sales, Inc. in Staunton, VA, provides distribution services that deliver food packages to non-profits and food banks. Call us to learn more.
    (540) 457-8421
    Food Service Partners LLC
    2823 Franklin Rd Sw, Roanoke, VA 24014
    (540) 344-0399
    Canteen Vending
    342 Industrial Park Rd, Ridgeway, VA 24148
    (276) 638-8995
    Gli Food Service
    2910 N Boulevard, Richmond, VA 23230
    (804) 353-3674
    Vitality Food Service
    842 45th St, Norfolk, VA 23508
    (757) 489-3040
    All Virginia Food Service Brokers
    1313 Peters Creek Rd Nw, Roanoke, VA 24017
    (540) 562-1304
    Food Service Resources
    9508 Flint Hill Ct, Fredericksburg, VA 22407
    (540) 786-3663
    M & M Food Services Inc
    47 Broadview Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186
    (540) 349-2009
    All Weather Food Service Inc
    930 Briar Hill Rd, Norfolk, VA 23502
    (757) 605-1850
    Anchor Food Services
    914 Cavalier Blvd, Chesapeake, VA 23323
    (757) 485-0051
    All Virginia Food Svc Brokers Inc
    535 London Bridge Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23454
    (757) 340-2074
    Fairfax Food Service & Caterer
    8352 Terminal Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
    (703) 550-1820
    Sysco Food Services of Hampton Roads
    7000 Harbour View Blvd, Suffolk, VA 23435
    (757) 673-4000
    Reinhart Food Service LLC
    8025 Quality Dr, Prince George, VA 23875
    (804) 861-5130

    Food service distributors often sell their products to restaurants, grocery stores, and cafeterias in bulk. Food brokerage companies help companies get their food on shelves for customers to buy. Food is delivered in bulk pallets and shipped to their destination. Some companies many have truckloads of produce, meat, and beverages to deliver, while others are smaller operations. Brokers help operators to find the available distributors in their area. They work as the middleman between distributors and operators to find companies they otherwise wouldn't. A bakery, caterer, hospital, or grocery store are just a few of the places a broadline distributor delivers food to. System distributors work with specific customers, such as restaurants, and often don't sell the variety of products that a broadline distributor would. Paper products are also available from many food service distributors at wholesale prices. Customers are able to get an agreement with a distributor to stock their shelves and inventory as often as needed. They offer specialty products, as well as local food choices so their customers are given fresh food to use or sell. Manufacturers can hire a brokerage company to market their products to food service operators. Speaking with several different distributors is a great way to learn about what wholesale prices they offer and if they sell a preferred manufacturer's goods. For large stores or restaurants, it's best to find how often distributors can deliver food and how much they charge. Comparing this information with other distributor options helps operators determine who has the best food options and prices.
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