Restaurateurs can carry on with their business thanks to this company. Jetro Cash & Carry is a leading operator of Cash & Carry warehouse wholesale stores offering supplies for food service operators, independent retailers, and caterers. It operates about a dozen outlets in the New York City, California, and from Philadelphia to Miami that provide food and nonfood products under national brands and private labels, including packaging, paper goods, and foodservice equipment. It also exports products to the Caribbean and Central America. Parent Jetro Holdings operates a larger chain of wholesale outlets called Restaurant Depot. Founded in 1976, Jetro is a portfolio company of private equity firm CCMP Capital.
Modelled on Makro Cash & Carry (now owned by Germany's largest retailer METRO AG), Jetro is one of the US's largest private companies and is growing. The company's warehouse stores offer 11,000 products including beverages, baking ingredients, condiments and dressings, frozen and refrigerated foods, fresh meats, and groceries, as well as health and beauty aids, tobacco products, general merchandise, and restaurant supplies.
Jetro has succeeded by convincing mom-and-pop store operators and restaurants to switch to a self-service cash and carry model -- where they purchase and transport their own goods -- as opposed to being supplied by wholesalers.
Sister chain Restaurant Depot operates a nationwide network of 70-plus members-only restaurant supply stores. In addition to food and beverages, Restaurant Depot stores sell restaurant equipment and supplies. – less