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>d DISTRIBUTORS arizona select distribution Fine Frozen Foods Arizona Select has grown to carry such brands as Ben & Jerry’s and White Castle. >> Arizona Select’s lines include ice cream and frozen food products from leading national brands such as Ben & Jerry’s, Otis Spunkmeyer, Popsicle and Red Baron. ot every distributor can rise from small beginnings and emerge as a success, but Arizona Select Distribution has done so. Based in Phoenix, the regional firm distributes ice cream and other frozen and refrigerated foods. Initially, Arizona Select started with only three employees but has grown ever since. “We distribute the most powerful names in ice cream, frozen and refrigerated foods,” the company says. For instance, its ice cream brands include Ben & Jerry’s, Breyers and Popsicle, while it distributes frozen food products from White Castle, Otis Spunkmeyer Inc., Red Baron and Totino’s. Its refrigerated foods incompany profile clude products from Armour, Eckrich, Blue Bonnet, Arizona Select Distribution Kraft and Imperial. When dealing with customers, Arizona Select strives Headquarters: Phoenix Specialty: Frozen food distribution to be very hands-on, with no exclusive contracts. The Arizona Select: “We distribute the company also serves a variety of clients, including gromost powerful names in ice cream, frozen and refrigerated foods.” cery and convenience stores, drug and liquor stores, hotels, restaurants, schools and cafeterias. N A Successful Sector Arizona Select’s work as a foodservice distributor helps support a vital sector in the U.S. economy. According to the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), foodservice is one of the largest private sector employers in the United States, and represented more than $560 billion in estimated 2009 sales. “A complex supply chain helps make this industry successful, including a distribution network that supplies a broad range of products and services that help the food away from home industry thrive,” IFDA says. “When U.S. consumers sit down to eat in one of the na- 144 food and drink • spring 2011 •

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food and Drink - Spring 2011

Food and Drink - Spring 2011
Tableside Chat
Table of Contents
News a la Carte
Current Events
FAD Exclusive
A Ripening Field
History in the Making
New Wine Paradigm
Don Sebastiani & Sons/ The Other Guys
St. Julian Winery
Ste. Genevieve Winery
Herzog Wine Cellars
Meier’s Wine Cellar
Oak Ridge Winery
Producers: Keeping Trade Secrets
MaMa Rosa’s Pizza
Gel Spice Co. LLC
Vegetable Juices Inc.
Royal Caribbean Bakery/Caribbean Food Delights
Red Stripe Beer
Robertet Flavors
Annabelle Candy
Andrea Foods
Anchor Brewing
F&F Foods
Santa Sweets Inc.
Hillside Candy
Ricos Products
Sethness Greenleaf Inc.
Wunder-Bar: Automatic Bar Controls
Antigua Distillery
AMES International
Amato’s Bakery
Charlie’s Pride Meats
Citromax Group of Companies
Diamond Bakery
Grindmaster- Cecilware Corp.
Heartland Mill
Kirschenman Enterprises
Rakhra Mushroom Farm
FAME Food Management
Schneider Packaging Equipment Co. Inc.
Sea Harvest Corporation (Pty) Ltd.
Sparrer Sausage Co. Inc.
Jamaican Teas Ltd.
Westminster Cracker Co.
Distributors: Don’t Risk It
The Fricks Company
U.S. Foodservice – Milwaukee Division
Arizona Select Distribution
Fairway Packing Co.
Ingredient Innovations
J.J. Taylor Distributing Co. of Minnesota Inc.
Mastronardi Produce
Milne Fruit Products Inc.
Pellerito Foods
Albion Fisheries Ltd.
RPE Inc.
Retailers: Savoring the Moment
Roadtown Wholesale Trading Ltd.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt
Quick Chek
Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory
Sendik’s Fine Foods Inc.
Zaro’s Bakery
Balboa Brands
Restaurants: Toss Around Ideas
Sizzler USA
Dick’s Last Resort
Granite City Food & Brewery Ltd.
Liberty Entertainment Group
Roly Poly Franchise Systems
Santa Fe Cattle Co.
Winger’s USA Inc.
Bensi Restaurant Group Inc.
Leo’s Coney Island
Three Things

Food and Drink - Spring 2011