Some combinations are classic – like peanut butter and jelly, spaghetti and meatballs, or a cheeseburger and fries. Other pairings, like the recent merger between Brook & Whittle Ltd. and the Packstar Group, have the potential to be classic. By combining the experience and expertise each company has in the packaging field, both sides expect to come out stronger and in a better position to serve their customers than ever before.
As the pioneer that perfected potato dehydration, Walnut Creek, Calif.-based Basic American Foods maintains a leading position in the marketplace because it continuously looks for innovative ways to improve the quality and convenience of its products for the benefit of its consumer foods and foodservice clientele, President and CEO Loren Kimura says.
What is it that makes AriZona Beverage Co., so successful? Is it the bold flavor and equally bold packaging that draws in the taste buds and stares of its customers? Maybe it’s the small, privately held, familial team running the operation that has AriZona leaving competition in the dust. Many may argue it’s the 99-cent price tag stamped on the front of many of its most popular items that have earned consumer dollars.
It’s not hard to imagine that a professional football player – an All-American from the University of Alabama and a six-time All-Pro for the Miami Dolphins – knows a thing or two about effective competition. Though the gridiron and the restaurant business are not similar playing fields, Bob Baumhower has achieved substantial success in both professions, and with pride in his current team, he is looking forward to the future.
As America’s oldest corned beef specialist – per its tagline, E. W. Grobbel Sons Inc. has had more than a century to perfect its trade. Founded in 1883 by Emil W. Grobbel, the Detroit-based company produces approximately 20 million pounds of corned beef, roast beef and pastrami to foodservice and retail clients across the nation annually, with help from some of the largest food distribution companies in the world. But in order to maintain Grobbel’s leading position, President and CEO Jason Grobbel knows the key to infinite success lies within continuous improvement. “Nothing is stationary in this world,” he notes. “Everything has to keep moving in a growth path and appropriate direction. Today, Grobbel’s is the oldest independently owned specialty meat processor of its kind. Ultimately, our goal is to become the greatest, safest meat processor in the world through stimulating progress while preserving our core values.”
With its industry experience and knowledge of quality products from around the world, BelCanto Foods has established itself as a master importer of gourmet cuisine catering to consumers who appreciate the finer things in life. The Bronx, N.Y.-based company is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Chefs’ Warehouse, a group of specialty food companies across the country that have been sourcing products to restaurants, hotels, caterers, manufacturers and gourmet stores for more than 20 years.
Zink Foodservice Group is proud of the comprehensive sales and marketing services it provides for leading manufacturers of foodservice equipment and supplies. From design specification, ordering, installation and after-sale support – Zink is a full-service branch office for its manufacturers, which include Elkay SSP, New Age Industrial, Oneida Global Foodservice and Carlisle Foodservice Products.