Company Overview - Company Summary
Founded over 80 years ago, Cambridge Packing Company today dominates "center of the plate" foodservice processing and distribution to full service restaurant operators throughout New England.
Cambridge Packing Company is strategically located in Boston, Massachusetts, where within a 200 mile radius, there are 12 million foodservice customers, (excluding the New York metro area). Cambridge Packing Company sells direct to the foodservice operator, who for the most part are larger independently-owner full-service restaurant, national and regional multi-unit restaurant chains, independent hotels & motels, national hotel chains in the northeast, caterers and in-plant contract foodservice operators, hospitals, nursing home chains, schools, large universities and private country clubs.
A typical customer will buy boxed beef, portion control custom cut steaks and chops, some processed items, provisions, seafood and specialty items. Cambridge Packing Company averages 11 line items per order (at an estimated $1,000 per order) and is the largest H.R.I. custom processor of meats in it's market.
The company operates from a "state of the art", federally inspected meat and poultry processing facility and a warehouse/distribution center where re-distribution of box-in/box-out, re-packing (break-bulk), and a seafood department re-package fresh and frozen, allows Cambridge Packing Company to offer small-box (by the piece) to full pallet drops for larger end-users.
Approximately 50% of Cambridge Packing Company's sales are beef products, 30% poultry products, with the balance comprised of seafood, pork, lamb, veal and other provisions.
Cambridge Packing Company has positioned itself and has become very well-known for its quality orientation, including not only the quality of its products, but also the quality of service we provide the foodservice operator or chef. We provide market guidance and product specification development assistance from a "center of the plate" expert. Cambridge Packing Company's salespeople are extremely knowledgeable and are seen as much as problem-solvers as salespeople.
While Cambridge Packing Company has become well-regarded for the quality of their products and services, we are price competitive on the items offered due to very strong purchasing capabilities. This competitive advantage of "better buying" keeps Cambridge Packing Company profitable while offering true value to our customers product from "Farm To Plate."