During the summer, many distributors send trucks to the beach areas along the coast.
Vitrano said the tourist business also helps keep sales afloat.
Foodservice sales aren’t as difficult as they once were, said Gus Pappas, president of Pete Pappas & Sons Inc., Washington, D.C.
“Business has been pretty steady,” Pappas said.
“I see the increased business and the foodservice market share is definitely growing. Foodservice seems to be holding its own along with retail business, which is also pretty steady.”