Seasoned Food Industry Execs Launch Brokerage Business
Montgomery, AL - Three senior level executives of the U.S. Foods, Montgomery division announced their retirement from the national food distributor and the launch of their new food brokerage business, Gulf South Culinary Marketing, LLC. The three partners, Joe Chambliss, former VP of Sales, Julian Alford, former Director of Street Sales, and Ken Colvert, former VP of Purchasing and Marketing, have a combined 98 years of experience in the food service industry.
"We are excited to bring our extensive range of contacts, expertise in the industry, and knowledge of the market to establish Gulf South Culinary Marketing,” said Joe Chambliss. "Our new business allows us to partner with customers, vendors, and distributors we have known for years as well as introduce unique products to restaurants and institutional food businesses.”
"Each of our distinct backgrounds helps our brokerage to stand out because we understand all components of the business. Gulf South knows the needs of vendors who are trying to break into markets or increase their market share as well as what distributors expect from their brokers,” said Julian Alford.
“Gulf South Culinary Marketing will represent high-quality and innovative products that will help business owners and restaurateurs enhance their customers’ dining experience,” said Ken Colvert. “Our business will focus on small to medium sized vendors who would benefit from experienced representation.”
Brokers are often the most valuable resource for a food manufacturer to get their products placed in targeted markets. In recent years there has been consolidation in the food brand and broker industry which has created a need for small to medium sized vendor representation. Independent food brokers offer significant value as they know local trends and preferences in their own communities.
Gulf South Culinary Marketing is based in Montgomery, Alabama and will serve the coastal southeast region. With many vendor partnerships already committed, they will officially open for business on August 1, 2013.
To learn more about Gulf South, please visit www.gulfsouthculinarymarketing.com
Office - (334) 303-6066 Fax - (334) 491-0311
201 Highway 82 Bypass West
Prattville, Alabama 36067
Gulf South Culinary Marketing