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snoman

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These guys appear to be the move to grow fast/any news on their next acquisition ?
I'm planning a move and these guys are on my radar. 
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They made a push into the ATL a few years back but seem to have fizzled. Maybe they are going at it with a renewed plan.
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They are continuing to grow in Georgia, as well as, North Carolina.
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Took over Pate Dawson in Carolina and modernized and expanding them and distribute into GA out of Carolina and Florida. Georgia drivers I believe are unionized so that was the reason I think they chose to do it this way at this time. Just opened a fresh seafood co. in Ft. Lauderdale called Crazy Fish. Something else big in the works. This year should be over 2 billion in sales.
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Cheney Brothers, Inc. & Grand Western Steaks Serve Up Triple Play Steak Partnership with Bo Jackson- https://mailchi.mp/6981d4292b5b/cheney-brothers-serves-up-triple-play-steak-partnership
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How about the culture ? I'm leaving a super corp environment and not interested in another. 
As CBI grows looking for opportunities to grow along with.
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EST PALM BEACH — Now armed with a new executive job at Palm Beach Gardens food distributor Cheney Brothers, disgraced former Palm Beach County Commissioner Warren Newell is sneaking ever so gingerly back into politics, and the good graces of Sheriff Ric Bradshaw.

Newell, who was convicted of felony honest service fraud in 2007 for taking bribes while sitting on the county commission, hand-signed a stack of invitations to a February fundraiser for Bradshaw.

The big wingding is scheduled for Feb. 11 at Cheney Brothers boss Byron Russell‘s palatial hunting lodge in the Ranch Colony neighborhood of Jupiter.

One of those who’s on the mailing list told Gossip Extra he received an invitation that was signed by hand by Newell.

Another received an email from Newell that read: “You should come, Byron’s house is worth the trip.”

“Needless to say, it ended up in the trash,” the source said. “It’s like they think the public doesn’t remember what Newell did. He shouldn’t come within a mile of a political ca



Read more: http://www.gossipextra.com/2016/01/28/warren-newell-palm-beach-county-commission-helps-raise-cash-sheriff-ric-bradshaw-5615-61522#ixzz5CY7hNNkX


More intrigue, bribes and murder in the murky world of Jupiter Florida
http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2010-07-21/news/fl-jupiter-businessman-shot-20100721_1_big-deal-fertilizer-florida-crystals

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Is Bryon Cheney Russell a descendant of the notorious opium trading house Russell & Co.? He is a Skull & Bones Bushman from Jupiter Florida, with ties to the notorious Florida Barnett Banking syndicate(now BofA). Cheney also operates in the Caribbean, the off shore drug money capital of the British Empire.

The Russell Family. Samuel Wadsworth Russell started as an orphaned apprentice to a maritime trade merchant, made his initial investment capital on trading commissions while working for other traders, and eventually founded Russell and Co., the most powerful American merchant house in China for most of the second half of the 19th Century. He landed in Canton in 1819 and quickly amassed a fortune in the opium trade. His mansion, now known as the Samuel Wadsworth Russell House, still stands in Middletown, Connecticut. Russell's cousin and fellow opium trader, William Huntington Russell, was a co-founder and funder of Yale University's Skull and Bones Society.
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-----I can't  seem to find opium in the product catalog is it proprietary? 
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I have no idea who Warren Newell is so I can’t speak to that.

Cheney Brothers is owned by Byron, he is a great guy that any employee can speak with. As a matter of fact when you are highered you receive his personal cell phone. I don’t know if any owner of a distributor who is that accessible. The company itself donates to lots of charities and the community. Byron’s sister runs Big Dog Ranch Rescue of which CBI sponsers which is a no kill shelter.

Byron’s grandfather began Cheney delivering milk and eggs in 1925, no Opium as far as I know. Byron worked in the warehouse growing up and learned the business. His 3 nephews also work for CBI and also worked there way up learning in all departments.

As for working for CBI, if I ever decide not to work in sales it would be for no other distributor. If you wanted to work for someone who supports you, wants you to sell without writing dissertations about what you did that day, and let’s you make money with out cutting your commissions at every turn then it’s Cheney.

As for me I am super happy here, I have great customers, super insurance and 401K, great spiffs and I will write over 10 mil in sales this year.

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I have no idea who Warren Newell is so I can’t speak to that. Cheney Brothers is owned by Byron, he is a great guy that any employee can speak with. As a matter of fact when you are highered you receive his personal cell phone. I don’t know if any owner of a distributor who is that accessible. The company itself donates to lots of charities and the community. Byron’s sister runs Big Dog Ranch Rescue of which CBI sponsers which is a no kill shelter. Byron’s grandfather began Cheney delivering milk and eggs in 1925, no Opium as far as I know. Byron worked in the warehouse growing up and learned the business. His 3 nephews also work for CBI and also worked there way up learning in all departments. As for working for CBI, if I ever decide not to work in sales it would be for no other distributor. If you wanted to work for someone who supports you, wants you to sell without writing dissertations about what you did that day, and let’s you make money with out cutting your commissions at every turn then it’s Cheney. As for me I am super happy here, I have great customers, super insurance and 401K, great spiffs and I will write over 10 mil in sales this year.


Having a prominent judge in the family might help you to learn how to better bribe them? Judge  John "Moses" Cheney, who by the way was involved in starting the biggest race riot in 1920 involving the Ku Klux Klan. 

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1992-11-29/news/9211261008_1_cheney-family-orlando-water-utility-services


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Snoman, they are a solid, fast growing Distributor. They own the Florida market, even more so then Sysco' and Us Foods.  Even if ancient ancestors did something illegal, doesn't mean the youth should suffer. Although if you do have any doubts because of the recent entertainment posted on here, maybe have that individual head hunt for you because on this site No Food Distributors are of any use. LOL
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"Ancient ancestors", that's classic. Yes when the dinosaurs roamed the planet.
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How about the culture ? I'm leaving a super corp environment and not interested in another. 
As CBI grows looking for opportunities to grow along with.


The culture is very laid back. Its a landing spot for successful salespeople in the region who have grown tired of the Sysco & US Foods micro management style of salesforce.com etc..Have many friends who work there and they just let you sell. They love taking in top guys from Sysco and USF.
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I'm on the Trans/Operations side of the industry. If the culture is coming from the top down then my move may be a positive one.
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I worked for Sysco for 6 years and Cheney almost 10 - it is like night and day. Now I will say Sysco has good training for newbies so not to bad mouth them. CBI as Deli Dude says is indeed very laid back. Yes we have sales goals of course... attainable ones though. I also don’t need a distributor to tell me and inspect that I go in and sell. If you are a sales person then that is what you are going to be doing and Cheney lets you do that. In addition, they let you open and KEEP your accounts without having to give them up. So more accounts = more $ / who would have thought. So we have about 10 sales people in our district where Sysco has multiple districts overlapping the same space where we calculated there is about 35 of their sales people, and we have more of the biz. Locally Sysco will only let u get so Big.
My DM is awesome and helps us on the street. We have great brokers and guys who help show products. I can give them an address and they go with out me or with me. It is a great place to work.
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