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>d DISTRIBUTORS CarbAmericas Taking New Roles CarbAmericas plans to diversify its business by entering into individually quick-frozen production and exporting fresh and frozen products worldwide. ased in Pompano Beach, Fla., CarbAmericas was established in 1993 as an import company to bridge domestic and offshore fruits and vegetables, and avoid gaps in production. The ownership team, consisting of Harvey Pollak, Jeffrey Friedman and Daniel Pollak, has a combined 90 years of experience in marketing fresh fruits and vegetables in the United States. “We very easily adapt to the changing demands in the market,” Partner Daniel Pollak states. Henry Pollak, father to Harvey, and grandfather company profile to both Jeffrey and Daniel, started supplying potato farmers on the east end of Long Island with fertilizCarbAmericas er in the early 1900s. In return, Henry took a portion 20 sales: $25 million 10 of the potato crop, and marketed it to the local marHQ: Pompano Beach, Fla. Employees: 1 1 kets to make his profits. Specialty: Imported produce Harvey Pollak, after graduating Cornell UniDaniel Pollak, partner: “Our customer base is a good healthy versity, came to work with his father and started mix between retail, wholesale Henry A. Pollak Corp., in 1965, taking over the marand foodservice [clients].” keting of the potatoes. Building on the relationships 146 food & drink • fall 2011 • << CarbAmericas’ most popular items include strawberries, pineapples, snap peas, mangoes, watermelons, papayas, asparagus and pears. B Harvey had forged, he diversified into all varieties of potatoes, supplying his customers 12 months a year. CarbAmericas was developed under the same concept as Harvey had followed years before, offering customers continuous supply of product 12 months a year. Today, Harvey operates the business with his nephew, partner Jeffrey Friedman, and son, partner Daniel Pollak. CarbAmerica’s most popular items are asparagus, mangoes, snow peas, sugar snap peas, pineapples, strawberries, watermelons, and papayas pears and watermelons, according to Pollak. In addition to its headquarters in Pompano Beach, the company has loca-

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

Food and Drink - Fall 2011
Tableside Chat
News a la Carte
In the Safe Zone
Strengthing Brands
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Willie’s Restaurants
Slack’s Hoagie Shack
The Cheese Steak Shop
Aloha Hospitality Inc.
Bertucci’s Corp
Falcon Holdings LLC
Mark’s Pizzeria
Seasons Pizza
San Diego State University Dining Services
Producers: Food Law
Brook & Whittle Ltd. incorporating Packstar
Nestle Professional Caribbean
Snyder’s-Lance Inc.
Basic American Foods
Evolution Fresh
Berto’s Gelato & Sorbet
Jensen Meat Co
Tumbador Chocolate
Leclerc Foods USA Inc.
FX Matt Brewing Co.
Green Organic Vegetable Inc.
Deli Star Inc.
Always Bagels
National Choice Bakery
Sequoia Orange Co.
Spring Glen Fresh Foods
Westshore Pizza
Distributors: Total Recall
Columbia Distributing
Castella Imports Inc.
Co-Sales Company
Brick Brewing Co. Limited
Prime Distributors
Retailers: What’s in Store
AriZona Beverage Co.
Le Grand Marche
Three Things

Food and Drink - Fall 2011