May 1, 2017

Kayco Continues Expansion on Both Coasts

Bayonne NJ- Kayco, the food division affiliated with Kedem, continues to flex its muscles as a leading national and international distributor of kosher foods. In recent weeks, it not only continued to expand its roster of major brands that it distributes, it shored up its reach in the West Coast. In a strategic alliance with West Pico Food Distributors of Vernon, California, it announced that John Jimenez has joined West Pico as Vice President of Sales.  West Pico Food Distributors first opened its doors in 1948; today, in partnership with Kayco, it is the leading kosher foods distributor in Southern California.  Jimenez, a former Independent Sales Manager at DPI Specialty Foods, will take on an executive sales role that bridges West Pico with conventional retailers throughout the Southern California marketing area.  With more than 26 years of experience in the specialty foods category, Jimenez is a welcome addition to the West Pico family. “I am excited to join the West Pico team and look forward to the new direction the company will take with the support of Kayco,” said Jimenez. “This new organization will focus on making specialty food special again through unparalleled service, innovative thinking, and category leadership.”