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    Freshway Foods Celebrates 25 Years

    Ohio-based produce provider benefits from growth, dedicated employees

    Freshway Foods is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year with tremendous growth, positive change and a long-standing commitment to creating a clear value proposition.

    Started by co-owners Frank and Phil Gilardi, the company originated with five associates in an 8,000-square-foot facility. Today, Freshway operates in a state-of-the-art, 100,000-square-foot facility and employs more than 400 team members, many of whom have more than two decades of service.

    “We are very proud to see so many dedicated associates at Freshway Foods," said CEO Frank Gilardi. "Our ability to recruit, hire, and maintain a loyal workforce is a significant competitive advantage in our industry."

    The company’s distribution area, covering more than 60 percent of the U.S. population, led to the creation of Freshway Logistics in 2003, a fleet of 41 power units and 53 trailers that provide rapid-response logistic solutions to customers east of Mississippi from Maine to Florida.

    Freshway continues to deliver many benefits to its wide range of foodservice, retail and broadliner customers: convenience, consistency, reduced preparation time, 100 percent usable product, labor cost reduction and a strong emphasis on food safety and quality. The company focuses on new product development for foodservice and retail customers, and also supports nationwide initiatives to provide healthier food in schools.

    “We are very fortunate that our surrounding community provides us with plenty of support,” said Phil Gilardi, president. “We very much look forward to celebrating many more milestones of growth with our family of associates.”

    Sidney, Ohio-based Freshway Foods is a produce processor, repacker, distributor and logistics provider.


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