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Insight Food Sales, specializing in service deli and
in-store bakery products,
will join with Acosta Sales and Marketing.

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We are excited to join with Acosta's portfolio of trusted brands, technology capabilities, training and culture.  Building strong reationships is important to both our companies.  Derick Hebert, former Pesident of Insight Food Sales, Inc. will join the Acosta Fresh leadership team as Vice President, Fresh Foods.  The Insight Food Sales team will continue in their current roles at Acosta to service our customers and clients.

 Steve Junquiero to retire from Save MartSteveJunqueiro

 The Save Mart Cos. said Monday that its president and COO, Steve Junquiero, would retire effective June 1 after 43 years with the company.

Junquiero had served as SaveMart’s COO since 2008 and president since 2011. His career with Save Mart began in 1974 as a produce clerk in Tracy, Calif. With his keen eye for merchandising and operational leadership, he quickly worked his way up through the business. In 2007, then owner and CEO Bob Piccinini elevated him to EVP.

“I’m so grateful for the many years of dedication and service that Steve has given to The Save Mart Companies. He’s been an integral part of the company’s success. I wish him all the best during this exciting time in his life,” Nicole Pesco, CEO, said in a statement.

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  • Claims, Certifications and Other Packaging Considerations
  • Defining and understanding how to apply claims to packaging
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SFS Napa Expo

New member Superior Food Safety provides expert advice and training to ensure that their clients implement and maintain effective food safety systems. They provide on site training for SQF, HACCP, FSMA, GLUTEN FREE, INTERNAL & EXTERNAL AUDITS. Email them for a quote: info@superiorfoodsafety.com

Upcoming training for Food Processors and Manufacturers in Napa CA :



Former Andronico’s stores to reopen as Safeway Community Markets

Four of the five Andronico’s Community Market grocery stores that Safeway bought at the end of 2016 will reopen this week as Safeway Community Markets. The four stores are open in Berkeley, Los Altos and San Anselmo on Wednesday. “We are excited to introduce Safeway Community Markets and welcome the employees to the Safeway team,” said Tom Schwilke, president of Safeway Northern California, in a company statement. “These stores will resonate well with the needs and wants of the community. Customers will find tons of local, fresh and organic options with everyday low prices.”

Andronico’s San Francisco location reopened in early February after a revamp but is still branded as Andronico’s. The goal is to transition the name of San Francisco store to Safeway Community Markets, said a Safeway spokeswoman, but the company has to obtain permits under the city’s formula retail rules.


Casa Sanchez Foods

Casa Sanchez Foods is pleased to announce there brand new facility in Hayward, CA. This new location provides them with a more efficient location for DSD service, has 5,000 more square feet and has upgraded equipment which includes a new HPP machine (High Pressure Processing/Pasteurization) for our salsa and guacamole items. HPP is the leading edge technology which provides the cleanest, safest products available. For more information about how HPP works, click on the link below:


C.A. Fortune Acquisition Announcement September 15, 2016
Valued Client & Customer Partners,On behalf of my colleagues all across the country, it is my distinct pleasure & honor to announce the continued evolution of C.A. Fortune, with the acquisition of CSW Food Brokerage. CSW, owned and operated by Bob & Christine Wingfield, is a preeminent full-service regional sales & marketing agency, based in San Francisco. With targeted focus on the Northern California, Southern Oregon, NW Nevada, and Hawaii markets, they were a firm we expressed immediate interest in, upon looking to expand west. Aligning identically to our current trade channel platforms, their concentration as an organization has always surrounded Natural, Specialty/Conventional, & Bakery/Deli.

With the addition of CSW, effective October 2016, C.A. Fortune now proudly provides full-service coverage in 43 states, all privately owned and operated under one entity.

While we'll maintain our corporate headquarters in Chicago, we welcome our fourth (New Jersey & Dallas) physical office location, in Livermore, CA, just east of San Francisco. Leading the Northern California operation as our newest Regional Vice Presidents, and reporting directly to me in Chicago, will be Bob & Christine Wingfield. The current sales, business development, and support teams all will remain fully intact as we target a completed integration over the next 45 days.

In conclusion, as we hopefully have portrayed in prior communication, our mission & vision is clear regarding our plans to finalize our complete national coverage. CSW truly embodies the notion of acquiring the "best in market" agency, one in which we believe will continue to set us apart, not only in the west, but across our entire organization. Please join me in celebrating the exciting news, and rest assured we will work diligently to assure a timely, seamless integration with CSW. I cant thank you enough for your continued support & partnership.


Tyler S. Lowell
Managing Partner

Shyann Project

Each year the Perishable Foods Council supports the work of the Shyann Kindness Project with a toy drive.  In their 10 years, they have served more than 19,000 underprivileged and/or medically fragile children.  Your donation helps them to purchase discounted books, toys, and school supplies that put big smies on the faces of the children that attend their Kindness Gift Giving Events.

As they celebrate their 10th Anniversary, they are asking for our financial support.  If you would like to make a donation, please click here

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