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the everyday items require pristine atten- tion. "We need to be picky about tomatoes. When chefs order them, they are to be used today, not in three days," Simas says. "We have a person on staff who goes through orders to make sure the tomatoes are the right color, meaning ready to use. It's the same with bananas and avocados. When a chef orders it, it has to be ready to eat." Specialty Food: Being the Best Is a Prerequisite The warehouse is filled with specialty items like oils, vinegars, spices, and sauces from more than 4,000 vendors from the U.S. and around the world. Italy and France are the top countries from which Sid Wainer & Son imports, but products abound from Spain, England, Greece, Japan, and Austria, among others. The company offers 17 trademarked brands, including Fondo di Toscano, Fondo di Alba, Domaine de Provence, and its own Jansal Valley. "If something carries our trade- mark name, we need to be sure it's the best," Simas says. "It's a prerequisite we have. If it's not the best, we don't want it [to have] our label." "Fondo di Toscano, for example, came about when producers in Tuscany wanted to create something that represents that region," Henry Wainer explains. "Fondo refers to the soil. The line is all about saying that Tuscany has fabulous products because of the soil and [other attributes] of the region." Best sellers vary by season. "We have roasted red and yellow tomatoes that we sell a ton of," Simas says. "Our fig puree SFF Booth #4112 • 800-632-7477 • partnerscrackers.com Made without rice, corn, or soy! Free Your Taste Buds™ and experience what gluten free snacking can be... Delicious for all to enjoy! NON GMO FAMILY OWNED SIMPLY DELICIOUS F R E E A L L K I T C H E N ™ G L U T E N - F R E E A N D N O N - G M O C R A C K E R S E plore T e Master in you Each cheese is made from the milk of small, family farmers and produced by the same farmer-owned cooperative in the classic Dutch way. Discover these award winning cheeses, explore the master in you. A Dutch Masterpiece is a brand of Imported from Holland, exclusively by Jana Foods. For more information please visit www.janafoods.com Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 4112 Summer Fancy Food Show Booth 950 factory tour 46 ❘ SPECIALTY FOOD MAGAZINE specialtyfood.com FactoryTour_Spring2014.indd 46 3/18/14 2:39 PM

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