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>d DISTRIBUTORS Dandrea Produce and Wines Growing the Vines A 95-year-old produce grower and distributor foresees a bright future for its new wine import division as it builds on its distribution infrastructure. By Jim Harris company profile Dandrea Produce and Wines Revenues: $200 million Headquarters: Vineland, N.J. Employees: 1 10 Specialty: Wine distribution and produce growing and distribution operation T Dandrea Produce and Wines has been growing and distributing produce since 1917 . he year 2009 isn’t remembered as a particularly positive one for American businesses. Companies in practically every sector at the time were struggling to survive and making difficult choices such as laying off employees and reducing operations. For a longstanding East Coast produce supplier, that year represented not an ending, but the beginning of a new venture that continues to grow. Dandrea Produce, a Vineland, N.J.-based produce grower and distributor took what it considers to be a natural step from the fruit and vegetable business into the world of wine importing. Dandrea has its own growing operations in New Jersey, North Carolina and Honduras, and runs import offices in 15 countries including Mexico, Spain, Peru, Chile and Argentina. The company, founded in 1917, is celebrating its 95th anniversary this year. “One of our main items in the fruit category is grapes; that is the common link,” says Dan McCullough, general manager of Dandrea Wines, the company’s wine division. The international relationships Dandrea has built over the years allow Dandrea Wines the opportunity to locate and partner with little-known wine suppliers who are 48 food & drink • fall/winter 2012 • <<

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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012
Tableside Chat
NYC Wine & Food Festival
Going Global
Beverage Focus
Caribou Coffee
Scooter’s Coffee & Yogurt
Barnie’s CoffeeKitchen
Distributors: Food Law
Progressive Gourmet
Rocky Mountain Natural Meats
Seattle Fish Company of New Mexico
Blue Mountain Growers
Dandrea Produce and Wines
Dorr Lobster
Gary’s Seafood and Specialties
Pohl Food Service Inc.
Supply America
Victoria Fine Foods
Bernatello’s Pizza Inc.
Best Mexican Foods
C.F. Gollott & Son
Clipper Seafoods Ltd.
Mountain Foods Products
Siedhoff Distributing
Sterling Pacific Meat
Producers: Business Strategies
Carib Brewery
Heroes Vodka
Mountain Pure Beverage Co.
Deli Express/E.A. Sween Co.
Family Fresh Pack
Haring Catfish Enterprises
Bear Republic Brewing Co.
Demerara Distillers
Walker & Sons Inc. – Slap Ya Mama
DRY Soda Co.
Good Time Beverages
Greencore USA
Jaindl Turkey Farms
McCall Farms
Nuovo Pasta Productions
Brewery Ommegang
R.L. Schreiber
Venus Wafers Inc.
Casper’s Ice Cream
Restaurants: Smart Marketing
Extreme Pizza
Buffalo Wings & Rings
Fatburger North America Inc.
Famous Famiglia
Francesca’s Restaurants Inc.
Aurelio’s Pizza
Yoshinoya America
Crepe Delicious
FREEB!RDS World Burrito
Razzoo’s Cajun Café
Independent Restaurants
Grand Central Oyster Bar and Restaurant
The Alicart Restaurant Group
The Optimist
The Olive Tree Italian Restaurant
The Epicurean Group
Salty’s Seafood Grills
Retailers: Shopper Marketing
Weigel’s Inc.
Royal Buying Group
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Food and Drink - Fall/Winter 2012