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>d DISTRIBUTORS nebraskaland Always Available Nebraskaland is always ready to meet customers’ needs. By Staci Davidson company profile Nebraskaland Annual revenues: $300 million Headquarters: Bronx, N.Y. Employees: 180 Specialty: Meat distribution Daniel Romanoff, executive vice president: “Everyone is buying the same product from the packers – the difference is how you handle that product and the service that you provide.” >> Nebraskaland is the largest variety meats distributor in the Tri-State area and the largest retail distributor in New York City. T he United States is home to more than 757,000 beef cow operations, and out of the entire country, Nebraska ranks first in commercial red meat production and second for having the most cattle and cows. In fact, the state has approximately 5 million head of cattle, but only 1.7 million residents. Richard Romanoff had roots in the Cornhusker State – his great-grandfather had a beef business there – and when he founded Nebraskaland in 1989, he named his company after the state that knew a thing or two about meat. Just as its namesake dominates the nation’s cattle market, Nebraskaland is a leader in its region’s meat distribution market. Nebraskaland is the largest variety meats distributor in the Tri-State area, as well as the largest retail distributor in the New York metropolitan market. Crain’s New York Business also listed the company as one of the top 200 privately held operations. “When the company got started, there were a lot of companies like this whose cornerstone was one of the main proteins, such as chicken or beef,” Executive Vice President Daniel Romanoff explains. “Nebraskaland was the first to center its operations around variety meats. It was a good area to be in early, and we expanded as more customers learned how we could serve them.” Based in the Bronx, New York, the company’s service area spans from Boston to Baltimore, and its products include boxed beef, chicken, pork, lamb, veal and variety meats. Clients come on board and stay with the company, Romanoff notes, because of Nebraskaland’s quality and service. “On Thanksgiving Day, one of our retail customers called us – he had forgotten to order 20 chickens and he couldn’t wait until Friday,” he recalls. “It wasn’t a problem for us – he brought his truck to our warehouse and we loaded it. “We always have people available for second runs or to make late deliveries,” he adds. “We do all we can to ensure our customers have everything they need for their business.” Increasing Efficiency Nebraskaland’s goal is to be “the primary supplier to New York supermarkets and to provide the best service possible for customers,” Romanoff says. To this end, the company focuses on the quality of its orders and operations. 156 food and drink • spring 2011 •

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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

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