Saladino's Inc

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Saladino's Foodservice
Private
IndustryRetail, foodservice
Founded1980
Headquarters3325 W Figarden Drive,
Fresno, CA, U.S.
Key people
Craig Saladino, President & CEO
Don Saladino, Chairman
ServicesFoodservice distribution
Websitewww.saladinos.com

Saladino's Foodservice is a privately owned foodservice distributor based in Fresno, California. They are currently the largest independent foodservice distributor in California, and the 19th largest foodservice distributor in the United States.[1]

History[edit]

Saladino's started in 1944, when Chairman of the Board Don Saladino worked in the meat department of his father's grocery store in Fresno, California.[2] He combined his meat packing experience with family recipes from the Calabrese region in Italy and formed the Saladino's Sausage Company, initially distributing sausage products to local grocery stores. In 1980 Don's son and current President Craig Saladino joined the business and they expanded their products to include a wider variety of sausage and meat products, and also began distributing to local pizzerias and restaurants.

In 2001 they moved to a larger facility located farther north in Fresno and took on their largest customer, the restaurant chain Subway. Since this move in 2001 they have expanded their operations to include additional warehouses located in Ontario, California and West Sacramento, California. They currently distribute throughout the entirety of California, as well as parts of Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and Oregon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 Distributors 2010" (PDF). Foodservicemarketing.com. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. ^ "SALADINO'S - A Premiere Foodservice Distributor". Saladinos.com. Retrieved 2015-06-04.