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Establishing a

In 1915, when the first Jordano Brother’s Market opened in Santa Barbara, a rich tradition of integrity, quality, and service was born. Four sons of an Italian rancher joined forces to open a grocery store on State Street in Santa Barbara. Their hard work and determination paid off. That single store grew into Santa Barbara’s first chain of modern supermarkets.
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Changing the
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  • By the 1960’s, there were 18 Jordano’s Supermarkets up and down the Central California Coast. But the growing dominance of national supermarket chains forced the company to adapt to changing times. In 1975, with CEO Peter Jordano at the helm, Jordano’s sold its supermarkets to focus on a wholesale food and beverage operation. It was a difficult decision, but a smart move. Within a few years, Jordano’s had become a food and distribution powerhouse.
  • In the 1970s, Jordano’s went through a dramatic transformation. Seeing the growth of large national grocery store chains, Peter Jordano realized his family's business would have to adjust to changing times. Deciding to focus on distribution, Jordano’s sold their grocery stores after more than 60 years in business. It was a difficult transition, but the company soon began a new period of growth. Within a few years, Jordano’s had diversified into a food and beverage distribution conglomerate.
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Some things
Never Change

Jordano’s remains a family-owned business, and the values behind the success of their first grocery store continue to guide the company today – treat everyone the way you would like to be treated, and give every customer your very best. Jordano’s is as committed as ever to providing value and service to its customers, and to supporting its employees and the local community.

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BECOMING a Food and Beverage Distribution Powerhouse

Today, its two divisions – Jordano’s Foodservice and Pacific Beverage Company – post annual sales of more than $300 million, and employ over 500 food and beverage professionals. Jordano’s 130,000 square-foot HACCP-certified warehouse maintains a supply of over 10,000 individual items from 3,000 national, regional and local brands – all ready for immediate delivery in a fleet of 60 climate controlled and GPS-tracked trucks.

50 person
Sales Staff

Jordano’s 50-person sales staff includes four regional managers as well as individual specialists in equipment & supplies, healthcare, gourmet coffee, chemicals, produce, seafood and center of the plate.

35 different
market segments

Jordano’s customer base covers more than 35 different market segments, including restaurants, schools, colleges and universities, healthcare, hotels, wineries, caterers, pizza chains, resorts, bars, golf courses, health clubs, and government a marine and specialty account department that handles our offshore businesses.

Massive Buying

As members of the largest and most prestigious buying groups in the country, Jordano’s is able to take advantage of unparalled buying leverage. We partner with: UniPro Foodservice Pride Centric ResourcesUnited Natural Foods, Inc.
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Jordano’s is a member of UniPro Foodservice, the largest foodservice distribution cooperative in the United States. Our membership in UniPro gives us an unparalleled $115 Billion in buying power—and that carries significant benefits for Jordano’s customers.

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