K.D. Cole Foods, Downey, CA, was founded in 1998 as a niche distributor for state breakfast and school lunch programs. It has since expanded its market segments to include independent restaurants. To meet the growing demand of its restaurant operators, K.D. Cole plans to develop a wider base of foodservice products, among them dry, frozen, refrigerated and COP items.
John V. Heineman, Pittsburgh, was established in 1908 as a dry goods distributor. Its primary focus today includes servicing independent restaurants and supermarkets with specialty items. Its territory consists of Pittsburgh and the surrounding area.