At Jake’s, the best selector is
pulling 240 cases per hour with
the Atlet Tempo.
Jake’s Finest Moment
Solutions in new facility will help this
foodservice distributor save $4.6 million over
long-term savings on to its customers, Jake’s Finer Foods has been
named the winner of Food Logistics’ Golden Pallet Award in the large
distribution center category.
the next five years. By Katherine Doherty The Golden Pallet Awards, sponsored by Food Logistics, are the ﬁrst
food industry awar to recognize excellence in warehousing. Two
more Gold Pallet award winners will be proﬁled in upcom-
ometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.
ing issu of FL.
That’s what Armand Page did when he de- Jake’s, which posted $80 million in revenue last
cided to build a distribution center around
d year, was founded in 1946. The family-run company
an unusual method for picking slow w has
h come a long way since Kervin E. Jacob (Jake)
moving items. started the business delivering eggs door-to-door
Page is the vice president of operations and to household customers. Today it sells more
IT for Jake’s Finer Foods, a full-line foodservice than 1 million eggs a week and delivers 8,000
distributor serving independent restaurants,