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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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    Gordon Food Service Marketplace
    5006 Grande Blvd, Medina, OH 44256
    (330) 764-3805
    Brunswick Food Services
    2868 Westway Dr Ste C, Brunswick, OH 44212
    (330) 225-1659
    Gordon Food Service
    160 Rothrock Loop, Akron, OH 44321
    (330) 664-1747
    Gordon Food Service Marketplace
    8789 Pearl Rd, Strongsville, OH 44136
    (440) 243-5749
    Tasty Pure Food Co The
    841 S Broadway St, Akron, OH 44311
    (330) 434-8141
    Gordon Food Service Marketplace
    10820 Brookpark Rd, Cleveland, OH 44130
    (216) 267-0390
    Canal Place Food Service
    520 S Main St Ste 2451, Akron, OH 44311
    (330) 384-1682
    Gordon Food Service Marketplace
    24005 Lorain Rd, North Olmsted, OH 44070
    (440) 716-6093
    Six Hungry Bees
    5884 Dorothy Dr, North Olmsted, OH 44070
    (440) 309-7802
    Contemporary Food Service Marketing
    5415 E Schaaf Rd Ste 206, Independence, OH 44131
    (216) 642-9505
    Gordon Food Service Marketplace
    620 West Ave, Tallmadge, OH 44278
    (330) 634-9754
    Avalon Foods Wholesale
    Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    (330) 854-4448
    Joyce Vending & Food Service
    1259 George Washington Blvd, Akron, OH 44312
    (330) 733-6800
    Avalon Foodservice Inc
    Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    (330) 854-4551
    Advancillaries Avalon Distributing
    Canal Fulton, OH 44614
    (330) 854-7113

    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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