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 . . . our background

PRODUCE EXPRESS is a wholesale distributor of fresh fruits and vegetables to foodservice operations in the greater Sacramento Valley.

PRODUCE EXPRESS began operation in the winter of 1984. After working in the produce industry for forty years, Jim Boyce decided to go into business for himself. To compete with the larger companies, Jim believed he had to offer quality products, reasonable prices and exceptional service. These principles are still the basis of operations under the direction of Jim's son, Jim Jr..

 . . . our services

DELIVERY: our routes are set up tp deliver to your area on a six or seven day basis, depending on your location. Most of our customers do not need set delivery days.

SAME DAY DELIVERIES: If you forgot to order or are running short on an item, we may be able to deliver to you the same day. Please call by 6:30 AM & we may be able to load your order on a scheduled route. In an emergency we may be able to send a special afternoon delivery to you if you call by 10:00 AM .

ORDERING SCHEDULE: We have a very flexible ordering schedule. We are in the office to take your calls from 3:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, 3:00 AM to 1:00 PM Saturdays. and 3:00 am to 9:30 AM Sundays. After hours we have a voice mail system to receive calls.

PARTIAL CASES: To allow you to better control your inventory and food cost we sell almost every item by the piece or pound with a minimal mark up. Our "formula" for broken lot pricing is to add $.50 to your case price, dividing by the piece or pound, and round up to the nearest nickel.

SPECIALTY ITEMS: We send our experienced buyer to the San Francisco market six nights a week to personally select our specialty items. We take great pride in being able to procure almost any specialty item overnight. We also have an excellent pre-cut company that will custom cut any item to your specifications.

INVENTORY: Our inventory averages a one day turnover to ensure product freshness. We \vill be happy to carry a specific brand or item for you if needed.

CREDIT TERMS: We offer all new customers 30 day terms. We mail statements out on the first of the month with payments due on or before the 10th.