Where's the eats? It might be on a truck owned by 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.
The company added to its offerings in 2010 with the purchase of Miami, Florida-based Don Greene Poultry. Don Greene not only supplies poultry but also offers a full line of frozen foods, such as bakery, fruit, vegetables, appetizers, soups, pizza, and seafood. It also carries meat and deli products, dry goods, edible oils, soda, bottled water, juices, ciders, and coffee drinks. As a result of the acquisition, Sherwood made Don Greene the site of its Miami headquarters. – less