Federated Foodservice Adds Seven Distributors

Founded in 1994, Texas Wholesale services more than 300 accounts that are primarily c-Store operators. It sells primarily around the San Antonio/Hill Country area. Texas Wholesale is located in San Antonio, Texas.

Ruhl Distributing, Brush, CO, is a second-generation broadline distributorship. Verl Hester is the current president of this family-owned business.

Prawn Seafood, Miami, services operators from Boca Raton to Homestead. It specializes in dry, frozen and refrigerated seafood.

Founded in 1955 by Ray Kaiser and Emil Olson, OK Distributing, Oklahoma City, OK, began in a small building they soon outgrew. In 1960 Kaiser purchased a larger building that was formerly a grocery store. There he opened a meat market in addition to its regular distribution. During the 1990s the company slowly expanded the territory and product selections for their customers. After acquisitions, OK Distributing now services 13 counties in eastern Montana and five counties in North Dakota. In 2001 it expanded again to accommodate growth. The third generation is now running and expanding the company.

National Distributors, Tampa, FL, has been in business for 50 years. It specializes in tobacco, grocery and foodservice.

Hatfield Distributing is a family-owned business in St. John, IN. Primarily a quickserve distributor, Hatfield has grown from COP/Deli to include dairy, appetizers, condiments and soon paper goods. It covers southeast Wisconsin, northwest Indiana, northern Illinois and southwest Michigan.

Bayshore Paper, Bayshore, NY, has been supplying the industrial paper goods and foodservice products to operators in metro New York for over 25 years.


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