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Quality makes the difference.

Quality Makes The Difference

Quality Foods' business boomed 50 percent in 1990 and Institutional Distributor Magazine has taken notice.

The Arkansas food company that supplies hotels, motels and restaurants will be one of the lead stories in the February issue of the magazine.

Company owner Don Kirkpatrick says Quality Foods made the magazine's top 50 list in 1989 when its sales hit $70 million. The following year, sales topped $100 million and the company scored the biggest increase of any business on the top 50 list.

What's the secret of their success?

"We do believe we've got the best people in the industry," Kirkpatrick says. Plus, adding new contracts in Mississippi, a nursing home chain and Harvest Foods' deli-bar operations.

The 50-year-old, family-run business started really booming a decade ago when it branched out from just poultry sales to institutional food delivery. Sales have quadrupled since then.
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Date:Jan 14, 1991
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