Testimonials

It’s wonderful when our clients and customers take a moment to write a note of thanks about our associates. Here are just a few things that people are saying about us:

You guys are the best. A major NY retailer did not have distribution of our 4C Cheese in the correct aisle until JOH’s Ted Karmann visited the store. He went in several times to make the change while ensuring dual placement in the correct aisle with the other grated cheeses. He finally succeeded and got two items with dual placement, but he didn’t stop there. He returned a few weeks later and was able to get dual placement on the remaining two items. Thank you so much for your follow up. Most people would have just settled for where we were, but you guys went the extra mile to fix the problem. Great job! This is much appreciated.

Dan Vassalotti, Vice President of Sales, 4C Foods Corp.

You have done an OUTSTANDING job in leading the customer service efforts with all of our Northeast customers. Your dedication and ownership of our brand has really stood out. Each day we faced a new issue with a customer, you met each challenge head on and helped us navigate through it.

Another challenge I’d like to call out is specific to the learning curve of our new Customer Service team. Our Ft. Worth team is new to our retail business so I appreciate the time and guidance you provided when the team faced issues.

Keep up the great work!

Charles Sardo, Director of Sales – East, Ventura Foods

The best decision Soundview Paper Company made in 2014 was hiring JOH as its broker in the Northeast. Since we appointed JOH, our business has seen significant improvement.

JOH is full of talented associates from top management to retail execution who provide Soundview Paper Company a daily pulse on our ever changing industry. Their relationships and expertise in the trade have increased our performance level, separated us from our competition and provided us with new opportunities for growth.

Thank you JOH!
Phil DeStefano, Vice President of Sales, Marcal Paper

Another outstanding year! You broke another plateau … up 28% and you blew away your budget of 22%. Thank you and keep up the great work!

Chad Nichols, Eastern Regional Sales Manager, Sugar Foods Corporation

Great to hear the news about our success inside one of our newest customers! This was mostly due to your knowledge and relationship with the account and the buyer, and more importantly, the spot-on data analysis that Lindsay composed. This was great teamwork on the part of JOH. I am certain this is just the first of many successes you will bring to Olé.

Michael Pollack, Regional Sales Director, Ole’ Mexican Foods

Just a quick note of thanks to you and your team. Liv DeAndrea took the initiative to sell in a pallet program for Herbal Water! This is absolutely fantastic and the sort of strong selling we need on this brand. It is also a perfect example of why JOH is known as the best selling team in the business.

I also want to mention that Pat Scanlon and his crew are fantastic. Great work all around. Thank you!

Nicole LaFlamme, Sales Director, Sunsweet Growers, Inc.

We’re so lucky to be part of the JOH family and truly look forward to a bright future working together as a team.

Adam Biggs, SVP Sales, C2O Pure Coconut Water

I have to recognize the JOH team for mapping out a plan for Red Gold and implementing it. The results speak for themselves. In my eyes, this is the poster child of flawless joint business planning and perfect multifunctional collaboration driving new strategy and results.

Further recognition is due for overcoming some landmines during execution. Great adaptability and agility prevailed.

This was a true team effort delivering sustainable results.

John E. Negray, National Sales Director, Red Gold Inc.

On behalf of Mezzetta, we are very grateful for the top-notch support from the entire JOH team. The behind-the-scenes work and retail production has been outstanding.

Joe Polivka, Retail Manager, Mezzetta

Beth McGuire has helped me tremendously with developing the Calbee North America business, knowing your market and customers and doing so with the utmost consideration and professionalism that I have ever witnessed. Beth really helped me understand how to approach each and every customer as well as growing our business collectively to great heights. Her account is by far the best performing account in my marketplace and I really owe this all to her.

Thank you, Beth, for a job so WELL DONE!

Rob Mell, East Coast Sales Manager, Calbee North America

Congrats on a great job with one of our major accounts. In retail, we know that any volume we get isn’t a guarantee for the following year. So the fact that we are kicking off this year with a bang on seasonal and have locked in numerous new items, all in the first month of the new fiscal year, is a huge success. I just wanted to make sure you know how much I value you, your team and our relationship with JOH. Here’s to hitting new records with this account this year…sky’s the limit!

Kirk Avedisian, Northeast Regional Sales Manager, Continental Mills

It was great working stores with the JOH team in the Harrisburg, PA area. Distribution, shelf placement and rotation were all very good. Your team secured secondary locations for our product and discussed our Gluten Free offerings. We really appreciate everything JOH does for us. You guys are total pros. It is a pleasure working with you!

Jimmy Matthews, Regional Retail Sales Manager, House-Autry Mills, Inc.

On behalf of White Castle, I wanted to thank you for an OUTSTANDING YEAR. I really enjoy working with your team and appreciate the great lengths they go to get the job done right. Virtually every account was up this year thanks to the efforts of the JOH team!

Dan Romano, Partner, Ram Group

Thank you so much for your team’s top-notch merchandising support during the Coolio test! Your team has been very dedicated and resourceful during this test period. The audit results that the JOH team have collected will help us analyze the performance and determine future enhancements for Driscoll’s Berries.

Diane Kirkpatrick, Merchandising Project Manager, Driscoll’s

Your team has done an excellent job pursuing, and now capturing market share from one of our largest competitors. With the great momentum we have established, we should see a sustainable market share advantage. Thank you for all your support. We truly appreciate your partnership and shared passion for the brand. Good selling!

Glen Walter, VP of Retail Sales, Idahoan Foods

The tremendous skill set of the JOH team, including your unwavering focus, support and determination, have made our success possible.

Richard McLachlan, Sales Manager, Idahoan Foods

I am very pleased to let you know that Clabber Girl Corporation has appointed JOH to be our broker to represent us at Meijer and Spartan/Nash Finch.

We feel that moving our broker representation in Michigan to JOH gives us the best opportunity for growth and success. We have been very impressed with JOH New England and Metro regarding the way they have handled our business in those key markets. I am very much looking forward to working with JOH’s Grand Rapids office to build our mutual business.

Dick Buxton, National Sales Manager, Clabber Girl Corporation

I just want to say great job with shippers this season, especially right into the summer months with the shippers at Stop & Shop. In a tough year weatherwise, I believe it has been these impactful shippers that enabled us to have a positive year – Thank you JOH.

Christopher Costello, National Sales Manager–Retail, Bigelow Tea

On behalf of Brady Enterprises, I would personally like to thank the entire JOH retail team for your excellent job merchandising and preselling Bell’s Seasoning shippers into key volume stores in the Northeast. Adding displays and brand exposure for Bell’s Seasoning right before the holiday rush is outstanding!

Chuck Kozubal, CEO, Brady Enterprises

Thanks for all your help this year. We moved so many cases of Crushed Tomatoes that day, it was insane. We never scratched one case thanks to Red Gold’s ability to get trucks to us fast.

Stephen Salotti, Grocery Replenishment Supervisor, Wakefern

My name is Terri Murray and I operate the 11 Massachusetts Turnpike locations for the Gulf Express/Cumberland/Gulf Group of Companies that stretch from Boston to the border of New York. 12 million people travel that road each year. A letter such as this from me should have been to you many times prior to now, and for many years now. I am taking this holiday season opportunity to let you know how much I appreciate partnering with your company and especially your treasured Representative, Kathy Buchanan. She is among a group of representatives that I feel lucky to have.

I surely know that when the business goes awry how quickly we communicate issues and failures, but great news comes a little slower.

Over the last 8 years that I have been on the Turnpike, JOH has bent over backwards to help us grow our business. Kathy has provided exceptional service and takes great pride in representing your Company. We have a wonderful partnership that grows both of our businesses. Not only has she ensured that the product is full and fresh with great image, but she has been my consultant, my mentor and my friend. She gives up personal time to help me with many promotions for the MA Turnpike Authority and the Mass DOT events. She has never let you down. She has never let me down.

Terri Murray, MA Turnpike Operations Manager, Gulf Oil LP/Cumberland Gulf Group of Companies

I wanted to reach out and just say that I had a great retail experience this week working with JOH. I was very impressed with the retail team. Sections looked great. Distribution was spot on. It is refreshing to see a marketplace in such great shape! Not only were the stores you took me to in great shape, but we were able to hit a bunch of stores in the area and they were all great. Some were a distance away in the middle of nowhere.

Again great meeting/working with you and I look forward to doing that again soon.

Chad Nichols, Regional Sales Manager, Sugar Foods Corporation

Last week JOH and 4C had the opportunity to work together at retail to review store conditions. We audited 45 stores. The overall impressions of the market were very favorable. The sets reflected retail involvement in POG implementation. I would like to thank you and your team for a great week. We look forward to a tremendous summer selling season in Eastern Pennsylvania.

Chris Quinn, Regional Sales Manager, 4C Foods

JOH has one heck of a team! You all worked hard to make it a great show. The pride, cooperation, follow-up and support have been amazing all year! I want to say THANK YOU to a great team. Be proud!

The Bozzuto’s Team

Our business came to you from another sales agency that struggled just to get appointments and buyer follow-up. That has certainly not been the case at JOH! From our initial meeting with Dave Parker, he immediately began evaluating our products and offered to determine how best to position the brand against all customers. A roll-out plan was established and executed on time, on budget and with 100% success. In this day and age of big sales agencies so focused on touting their latest technology or system magic, it is refreshing to find a company like JOH that still remembers that selling products is what grows our mutual businesses. It is great working with you!

Bob Savage, Vice-President, Retail Sales, DeWafelbakkers, LLC