Two companies have become the newest members of Food Distributors International (FDI), Falls Church, VA.

  • Associated Grocers, Inc. of Seattle, WA is a retail owned distribution company that exports goods to Asia and serves independent supermarkets in the Northwest region of the United States. Robert Hoyt is President & CEO.
  • Costa Fruit & Produce Company of Boston, MA is a foodservice distributor that serves restaurants, schools, hotels, hospitals and government entities.  Manuel R. Costa is the President.

Food Distributors International is a trade association comprised of food distribution companies that supply and service independent grocers and foodservice operations throughout the United States, Canada and 19 other countries.  The association and its foodservice partner, the International Foodservice Distributors Association (IFDA), have 227 member companies that operate 1244 distribution centers with a combined annual sales volume of $170 billion.  IFDA represents member firms that annually sell $48 billion in food and related products to restaurants, hospitals and other institutional foodservice operations.

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