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

Saladino's Foodservice
Company typePrivate
IndustryRetail, foodservice
Headquarters3325 W Figarden Drive,
Fresno, CA, U.S.
Key people
Craig Saladino, President & CEO
Don Saladino, Chairman
ServicesFoodservice distribution

History edit

Saladino's came to life in 1944 through Chairman of the Board, Don Saladino. Working in the meat department of his father's grocery store in Fresno, California,[2] Saladino combined his meat packing experience with family recipes from the Calabrese region in Italy to form the Saladino's Sausage Company. In the beginning, Saladino focused primarily on 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 while also beginning distribution 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 are currently distributed throughout the entirety of California, as well as parts of Arizona, Nevada, Idaho , and Oregon.

In November 2023, Saladino's Foodservice was acquired by US Foods Holding Corp.[3]

References edit

  1. ^ "Top 50 Distributors 2010" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-10-10. Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  2. ^ "SALADINO'S - A Premiere Foodservice Distributor". Retrieved 2015-06-04.
  3. ^ Dillard, Gabriel (2023-11-09). "79-year-old Fresno family foodservice operator acquired by New York Stock Exchange company". The Business Journal. Retrieved 2023-11-09.