Krasdale Foods is a leading independent grocery wholesaler that supplies more than 7,000 products to food retailers, mostly in the New York metropolitan area. From its distribution center in the Bronx, the company offers Krasdale-labeled, private-label, and regional brands, as well as ethnic and specialty food items. Krasdale also provides merchandising and marketing services to its customers. Abraham Krasne founded the company as A. Krasne Inc. in 1908. The company adopted its current moniker in 1972 and today is led by Abraham's son, chief executive Charles Krasne. Krasdale remains family owned.
Founded in 1975, Houston Wire & Cable Company (NASDAQ: HWCC) is one of the largest distributors of electrical wire and cable and related services in the U.S. industrial distribution market. The June 2010 acquisition of Southwest Wire Rope LLP and Southern Wire LLC broadened the Company’s product offering to include mechanical wire and cable and related hardware. With strategically located sales and distribution centers throughout the U.S., our team is focused on providing a single-source solution. We are committed to providing our customers value by offering high levels of industry experience, superior customer service, and a large selection of quality in-stock items. HWC has nearly $100 million of inventory encompassing approximately 30,000 products from the industry leading manufacturers of electrical and mechanical wire and cable. Our goal is to provide our customers with the right product, at the right price, at the right time. HWC is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ exchange under the ticker symbol HWCC.
Cash-Wa Distributing supplies food, produce, beverages, equipment, cleaning supplies, and more to foodservice operators and convenience stores throughout Nebraska and in parts of nine other Upper Plains states. It operates three distribution centers, and serves more than 3,500 customers. The family owned and operated company was formed in 1934 as a candy and tobacco wholesaler and was purchased by the Henning family in 1957. Cash-Wa Distributing is a member of the UniPro distribution cooperative.
Celesio likes being a middleman when it comes to pharmaceuticals. The company is one of Europe's largest drug wholesalers, holding market-leading positions in several of the countries it serves. Its largest wholesale markets are France, Germany, and the UK. In addition to more than 140 wholesale distribution branches, Celesio owns retail chains consisting of 2,300 pharmacies in Europe, including Norway, Italy, and the UK. The company also offers marketing, logistics, and transportation solutions to pharmaceutical manufacturers through its manufacturer solutions division (and its Movianto and pharmexx units). German conglomerate Franz Haniel & Cie. owns a majority stake in Celesio, which was founded in 1835.
Arrow Electronics, Inc. distributes a range of electronic components and enterprise computing products, services, and solutions to industrial and commercial users worldwide. Arrow Electronics, Inc. operates in two segments, Global Components and Global Enterprise Computing Solutions. The Global Components segment offers semiconductor products and related services. It provides passive, electromechanical, and interconnect products comprising capacitors, resistors, potentiometers, power supplies, relays, switches, and connectors, as well as computing, memory, and other products. The Global Enterprise Computing Solutions segment offers enterprise and midrange computing products, services, and solutions to value-added resellers. It also offers access infrastructure, security, and virtualization software solutions, as well as midrange servers, storage, and software solutions. In addition, Arrow Electronics, Inc. provides materials planning, design services, programming and assembly services, inventory management, and a suite of online supply chain tools. Its customers include the manufacturers of consumer and industrial equipment, telecommunication products, automotive and transportation, aerospace and defense, scientific and medical devices, and computer and office products. Arrow Electronics serves as a supply channel partner for approximately 900 suppliers and 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers, and commercial customers. Arrow Electronics, Inc. was founded in 1935 and is based in Melville, New York.
Sherwood Food Distributors,a large independent food wholesale distributor, the company ships more than 16 million pounds of food a week to grocery retailers and wholesalers and foodservice operators in the Midwest and southeastern US. It carries beef, pork, lamb, veal, poultry, and seafood, along with dairy, bakery, deli, cleaning products and more. Sherwood boasts 5,000 customers and five distribution centers in Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Miami, and Walton, Kentucky. It operates a fleet of some 250 trucks. Sherwood Food Distributors was formed in 1987 through the merger of the food distribution operations of Orleans International and Regal Packaging.
Commerce Energy, Inc. is a leading United States electricity and natural gas marketing company. In 2008, Commerce Energy was acquired by Universal Energy Group. Following that, in 2009, Universal Energy Group was acquired by Just Energy Income Fund. Commerce Energy is run by an experienced and entrepreneurial team of energy marketers who have over 100 years of combined experience in the energy industry. With over 600,000 customers, it's the fastest growing natural gas and electricity marketing company in North America. We focus on helping customers manage their energy costs through aggressive pricing strategies and marketing programs. Our incredible growth is largely the result of the experience, drive and entrepreneurial spirit of our senior management team, combined with the effectiveness of our sales force. We seek ways to work collaboratively and we treat our employees and our customers fairly in every market.
The Patel brothers founded Waymade Healthcare in 1984, building off of the pharmacy business began by Vijay Patel in 1975. You might think the Patel brothers have it made in a big way, but they're not resting on their laurels. The owners of Waymade Healthcare, Vijay and Bhikhu Patel grew up impoverished in Kenya, but today oversee one of the UK's leading pharmaceutical distribution firms. Waymade Healthcare supplies pharmacists and hospitals in the UK and abroad with branded and generic prescription drugs. Its subsidiary Amdipharm (launched in 2002) develops novel pharmaceuticals.
SED International Holdings, Inc. engages in the distribution of computer technology, wireless communications, and consumer electronics products to channel partners and retailers in the United States and Latin America. SED International Holdings, Inc. also offers supply chain management services for the e-commerce, business-to-business, and business-to-consumer markets. It has operations in California, Florida, Georgia, and Texas, as well as in Bogota, Colombia and Buenos Aires, Argentina. SED International Holdings, Inc. was formerly known as Southern Electronics Corporation and changed its name on November 25, 1997. SED International Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Tucker, Georgia.
Grupo Corvi, S.A. de C.V., once traded on the Mexican stock exchange, had subsidiaries in chocolate candy manufacturing (Empresas Chocolates La Corona), grocery stores (Superpack and Despensa del Hogar), and grain sales (Empacamex). Unable to compete with the likes of Wal-Mart de Mexico, by 2009 Grupo Corvi sold off everything but its food and consumer products distribution company, Sahuayo Abarrotes. Sahuayo Abarrotes operates a trucking fleet from 26 distribution centers, supplying more than 3,500 products to almost 40,000 wholesalers and retailers throughout Mexico.
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