When you step into your local grocery store, you are probably overwhelmed by the vast array of food and beverage choices before you. A trip down the produce aisle is, in itself, a whirlwind of colorful choices. Fruits and vegetables, canned foods and bottled beverages come from distributors in large quantities. Read the following to find out how they make it to the store shelves, into our shopping basket, and eventually into our stomachs.
Many distributors import specialty products from wholesale distributors across the globe. That's how our food stores are able to offer beer, chocolate, or beef from other countries. Many of these items that suppliers import will sometimes end up in holiday gift baskets. Food does make a wonderful gift, though, especially if it is an item with attractive packaging that can be displayed, or if it is a food that is hard to find in local, domestic supermarkets.