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privatefoodguy

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What did you hear specifically



Maines ceases business today at 5 pm
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Guess Tim Hortons will be on the hunt in a hurry for a new supplier
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CheeseFlourSauce

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 Yup. Done. Also heard something about another nationwide Dist trying to absorb their accounts, but didn't happen.
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Why absorb, wait until they are gone and pick up the pieces cheaper.
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Writing was on the wall

Nobody needs more warehouses, so competitors can absorb the work easily
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Only a one week severance , very generous of them !
They will still be servicing Burger King & Tim Horton's.
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Only a one week severance , very generous of them !
They will still be servicing Burger King & Tim Horton's.


I doubt that lasts long either
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Only a one week severance , very generous of them !
They will still be servicing Burger King & Tim Horton's.

LOL something better than no check
Imagine shut down and not paid for past 2 weeks of work!
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Only a one week severance , very generous of them !
They will still be servicing Burger King & Tim Horton's.


I see Tim's and BK jumping soon, I would be surprised if they haven't already reached out to Sysco or USF
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No surprise..

They treated their people as they have treated us...like tools to be used. Floyd is turning over. His unworthy heirs ran a longtime successful operation into the ground for no other reason than greed and ego. 

Shame.....Shame.....Shame.....Shame.....
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privatefoodguy

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This is sad all the way around.  Lot's of people lost jobs,  they were a competitor but this is not what we want to see in our industry.

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I spent sometime with Maines and found them to be one of the highest potential privately owned food distributors in the country.  Problem was they were bloated with upper management that felt they were far above everyone else except themselves.  As the industry became harder to profit they STILL only concerned with golf courses and casino business and 3 million dollar once a year food shows that catered to a 5% food pincher audience.  The potential they had was immense with a catalog that could cover EVERY market segment from sub shops pizza shops to prisons to white table.  BUT, all they were concerned was golf courses and the few white table accounts and snubbed there nose at all other business.  They fell on there own sword and its tragic because they had all they wanted if they would just open there eyes.  So many good employees careers ruined by a few self absorbed generals in the leather chair..  

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I spent sometime with Maines and found them to be one of the highest potential privately owned food distributors in the country.  Problem was they were bloated with upper management that felt they were far above everyone else except themselves.  As the industry became harder to profit they STILL only concerned with golf courses and casino business and 3 million dollar once a year food shows that catered to a 5% food pincher audience.  The potential they had was immense with a catalog that could cover EVERY market segment from sub shops pizza shops to prisons to white table.  BUT, all they were concerned was golf courses and the few white table accounts and snubbed there nose at all other business.  They fell on there own sword and its tragic because they had all they wanted if they would just open there eyes.  So many good employees careers ruined by a few self absorbed generals in the leather chair..  



Pride goeth before the fall. Hubris.
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