POMPANO BEACH, Fla.--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--R.L. Schreiber, Inc., a family owned manufacturer and distributor of professional flavor solutions, announces its plan to invest an additional $1.6 million in 2017 to further enhance its network of over 100 independent distributors. This investment will fund upgraded field technology, greater marketing support, and more people resources to help the company reach its aggressive growth goals as it prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2018.
J. Ronald Frump, CEO, has spearheaded the turnaround of R.L. Schreiber, Inc., the Pompano Beach based manufacturer of food bases, spices, seasonings, and custom spice blends. Under his leadership, the Company enjoyed a 9% increase in sales in 2016, fueling a double digit increase in net income.
In a recent interview, Mr. Frump summarized the Company’s new strategic direction, “R.L. Schreiber, Inc. has been a chef driven, premier provider of flavor solutions to the foodservice industry since 1968. However, in recent years, the Company had lost its focus on its key point of difference, its independent distributor network. Our new strategic plan outlines five key strategic objectives all focused on helping our independent distributors be more productive and profitable. In the next three years, we will make significant investments in field technology, marketing support, product innovation, training, and sales management assistance. These investments will allow us to simplify our business processes and expand our independent distributor network, further enhancing the personalized service that has distinguished R.L. Schreiber, Inc. from its competitors.”
In addition, the Company is making additional capital investments in its new 125,000 square foot production facility in Lebanon, Kentucky. Specialized production lines and additional automation of supply chain activities will allow the Company to offer more specialized product offerings that are increasingly in demand.
With effective growth strategies, strong leadership and empowered employees, the business has already started to positively respond. While the spice and seasoning category is enjoying 4% to 5% annual growth, R.L. Schreiber, Inc. expects to double that growth rate by making this investment in people, processes, and products.
Mr. Frump stated that, “R.L. Schreiber brand is the one of the best kept secrets in the foodservice industry. Our continued investment in our unique independent distributor network will allow us to provide our customers the products they want, when they want it, in the quantities that they need.”
In closing, R.L. Schreiber, Inc. is currently searching for independent distributors in several markets across the United States to help support the Company’s growth plans. If you are interested in becoming an independent distributor, contact Brandy Yesbick at 800-624-8777 ext. 275 or Byesbick@rlsinc.com
About R.L. Schreiber Inc.
R.L. Schreiber, Inc. is a unique American success story. The company founder, Raymond Leo Schreiber was a natural born salesman and entrepreneur. After serving in World War II, he worked in a series of sales positions before becoming involved in making food and soup bases. Raymond moved his family to Southeast Florida in 1968 to start his own food base company and R.L. Schreiber, Inc. was born.
Today, R.L. Schreiber, Inc. has over 100 independent distributors nationally, personally delivering a broad assortment of food & soup bases, spices & seasonings, and custom spice blends. Our mission is setting the professional flavor standard for the foodservice industry. As such, superlative quality is paramount in everything we do from innovative R&D, continuous improvement in operations, stringent food safety and product consistency, and dedication to customer service excellence. This level of commitment is the reason our customers have remained loyal to R.L. Schreiber, Inc. products and independent distributors for almost 50 years.
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