Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.'s Corporate Profile

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Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc.

Wholesale/ Distribution

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We would like to thank you for your interest in working at our company. In 2015, we established a new trade name, Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. to reflect a global and multi-ethnic based organizational structure. Since our establishment, Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. has become one of the leading distributors of Asian Food products. We are determined to excel in meeting any and all expectations. We strive to provide an atmosphere where each employee is considered to be an important contributor to the success of the Company and is able to achieve personal growth.

Who We Are

Business Profile

#WismettacAsianFoods

Import and wholesaler of Japanese and other Asian food products, processed foods and rice; exporter of fresh and processed vegetables and fruits.

Vision / Mission

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Our Goal is to satisfy the evolving needs of our customers by providing unparalleled service and superior products to our customers. Wismettac Asian Foods has developed a reputation for our “commitment to our customers.” As our society has become increasingly service-oriented, Wismettac Asian Foods has remained dedicated in providing the best selection of Asian Food Products to our customers. With a large number of employees dispersed throughout the nation and parts of Canada, it is necessary for all of us to work together to achieve our purposes and objectives. Although there is room for individual accomplishments and creativity, all of our efforts are channeled towards a common goal, which is to provide our customers with Asian Food Products. In order to continue steadily expanding our capacity in the Asian Food distribution, we must: • Offer quality products and service that are valuable to our customer • Maintain a cost structure that lets us price products and service competitively • Make it easy for customers to get those products and service • Deliver world-class service

What We Do

Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. was established in Kobe, Japan in 1912 and is one of the oldest and most experienced importer, wholesaler and distributor of Asian food products in North America. We celebrated the 100th year anniversary in 2012 and we are extremely proud of the success and the growth of the Company which now holds eighteen (19) branches and five (4) satellite offices with over 1,070 employees throughout United States and Canada. We have achieved this success through the hard work of our employees, who have superior knowledge and experience in this industry. Our growth and success can also be attributed to the continued support and cooperation of our customers and suppliers. For this we would like to express our sincere appreciation. We are known for producing the Shirakiku brand products. The Shirakiku name brand became popular in many Japanese households from the very start in the United States and is now recognized as a brand of choice all over the world. Today, Wismettac Asian Foods, Inc. has expanded beyond just food products. We provide various customers with a comprehensive range of items, which includes wholesale items, kitchenware, household products to name a few. With over 5,000 items, we believe that we carry just about every imaginable product in this industry.

Work Environment

Work Atmosphere

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Our Company proudly hosts a Beverage and Food show for our customers. This educational and enjoyable event will highlight Sake, Shochu, and food tasting to help inform customers on the latest alcoholic beverages and food trends. We offer a culinary/ sake demonstration presented by chefs and bartenders. This Company hosted event will allow our sales team to promote our products and also works with our customers to help them keep their menu fresh and exciting.

Work Atmosphere

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We have developed a sales training program for our newly hired sales people to learn and improve on their selling techniques, skills, and process. Our training team engages the sales trainees and challenge them to build skills that will help them improve their sales dialogues with potential customers. The training program will allow employees to collaborate with others from different branch locations to network around the nation.

HRD System

Training Programs

Branch sales training (1 to 2 weeks); Corporate sponsored sales training (2 days)

Benefits

US: • Health Insurance (Medical, Dental, Vision) • Life & Accident Insurance • 19 paid time off • 7 paid holidays • 5 paid jury duty leave • Marriage & Bereavement Leave • 401(k) • Product Purchase • Employee Referral Program • Employee Discounts Canada • BC Medical (British Columbia only) • Dental Care • Basic Life/ Accident Insurance • Extended Health Care • Company Sponsored Retirement Pension Plan • 2 weeks’ vacation • 10 paid holidays (British Columbia only) • 9 paid holidays (Ontario only) • 8 paid holidays (Montreal only) • Marriage & Bereavement Leave • Product Purchase; • Employee Referral Program

Career Paths

We hire both entry-level and experienced professionals to work in sales. Beyond sales we offer various roles in sales strategy, food procurement, corporate sales, and sales management. There can also be global opportunities as well. No matter your background, if you are looking for a career, and if you are someone that loves food and sharing that knowledge with others then we need you to join our team.

Company Information

Year Founded

1912

Headquarters

Santa Fe Springs, California

President/CEO

Daryl Gormley

Annual Sales

$904 million (North America)

Number of Employees
1,070 (North America)
(as of 2018/04)
Office Locations

US Arizona (Phoenix), California (Brisbane, Roseville, San Diego, Santa Fe Springs), Colorado (Denver), Florida (Miramar, Orlando), Georgia (Norcross), Hawaii (Honolulu), Illinois (Carol Stream), Maryland (Hanover), Massachusetts (Burlington), Nevada (Las Vegas), New Jersey (Carlstadt), Ohio (Dublin), Texas (Houston, Irving), Washington (Kent) Canada Alberta (Calgary), B.C. (Richmond), Ontario (Richmond Hill), Quebec (St-Laurent)