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Accelerate 2023: Make It Happen!

Another great year of our Accelerate Conference is in the books! This week was packed with business updates, integral business meetings, various networking opportunities, a supplier recognition ceremony, and the showcasing of our delicious Exclusive Brand items and new, innovative products.

Thank you to all our valued member and supplier partners for coming out to Houston to Make It Happen!

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MEMBER NEWS: Harbor Foods Named Family Business of the Year

Family behind Harbor Foods keeps it fresh after 100 years

March 16, 2023, 10:00 p.m., PDT

As Harbor Foods enters its 100th year under the leadership of Justin Erickson (left) and Scott Erickson, the company’s revenue is expected to exceed $1.7 billion in 2023.

In the mid-1970s, Mike Erickson and his brother Steve Erickson made a bold decision that ultimately changed the course of their family-owned business and put it on the trajectory to become a billion-dollar company.

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MEMBER NEWS: Harbor Foodservice Acquires Halfon Candy Co.


LACEY, Wash., February 28, 2023 – Today, Harbor Wholesale, the West Coast's top family-owned, independent distributor, acquired the Seattle, WA Halfon Candy Company owned by 2nd generation owners Alan & Marie Scharhon.

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MEMBER NEWS: Harbor Wholesale buys California-based food distributor

Harbor Wholesale, a subsidiary of Lacey-based Harbor Foods, is expanding deeper into the California grocery distribution market with the acquisition of MTC Distributing.

Harbor acquired the 100-year-old MTC for an undisclosed sum in a deal announced last week. MTC is based in Modesto, California, and serves most of the state, as well as some locations in Nevada.

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MEMBER NEWS: Y. Hata Makes Hawai‘i’s Most Charitable Companies 2022 List

These 78 companies and nonprofits gave more than $217.3 million and 78,692 volunteer hours.
Giving Back is Second Nature in the Aloha State

Aid from the community helps keep people fed, lifts them out of poverty, and gives young people a better chance for a brighter future.

Each year, we survey companies and nonprofits to quantify that generosity. This time, 78 reported their figures for 2021: In total, $217.3 million was contributed in cash and in-kind donations, as well as $3.3 million in employee donations and 78,692 volunteer hours.

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Top to Top 2022

We appreciate everyone that participated in our 2022 Top To Top. The week was jam-packed with discussions about growth strategies and plans for our members and platinum suppliers. Our relationships with our supplier partners and membership partners grow stronger every year, and we are incredibly grateful of everyone’s support and involvement. Here’s to another great year.

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MEMBER NEWS: Harbor Foodservice Acquires NW Foodservice Distribution

KENT, Wash.Oct. 24, 2022 -- Harbor Foodservice, the Northwest's top family-owned, independent distributor, has acquired Longview, Washington-based NW Foodservice Distribution, Inc., a broadline foodservice distributor servicing Southwest Washington and Northwest Oregon. The move to acquire NW Foodservice continues Harbor Foodservice's long-term strategy to expand its presence throughout the Pacific Northwest.

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