Walnut Creek Foods Distribution serves over 2,500 stores who feature Walnut Creek Foods products on their shelves, and offers over 4,000 items. We deliver to over to states all over the country, with Ohio, Indiana and Pennsylvania making up the core of our customer base. Based from our Distribution Center, located just outside Walnut Creek, Ohio, this division serves four key functions: Purchasing and Products, Customer Service, Sales and Warehouse.
The Purchasing and Products team decide what items we carry, including the vendors that we partner with, as well as how we will price those items. They are constantly evaluating consumer behavior, and adjust our product offering to meet the needs of our customers.
The Customer Service team processes orders and other requests from our growing customer base. They work closely with the sales team to make sure our customers are treated the way we’d want to be treated.
Our Sales team is scattered throughout our distribution area, and live in close proximity to the market they serve. They help service our existing customer base and recruit new customers. They are a group of experienced, and highly passionate individuals that want to see their customers succeed in the marketplace.
The Warehouse team collects the products our customers have ordered, stacks them neatly and efficiently on a pallet, and loads them for delivery. While our customers may not ever meet this group of individuals, they are an incredibly efficient and an important piece to helping us provide quality foods that promote good stewardship and loyalty.
Carlisle Caryall Corp., our logistics division, was born out of a desire to provide the best service to our customers. By having our own fleet of trucks and experienced drivers, we can ensure deliveries are handled with care, and arrive on-time. We hire all of our own drivers, therefore we are able to hire people we know will treat our customers with respect.
With a fleet of over 40 tractor trailers (and growing), we are well positioned to meet the future needs of our customers.
The manufacturing division is located on the same campus as our main distribution center in a new, state of the art facility. It consists of three different areas: USDA, FDA Wet and FDA Dry.
The USDA area is home to our Uncle Mike’s Meat Snacks (jerky, beef sticks and snack sticks) line of products. The FDA Wet is where our jarred items are produced. This includes our jams, jellies, sauces, salsas and acidified foods, all items that can be found in the Cannery of Walnut Creek Cheese, and throughout stores in the Midwest. Some other items produced in this area are our popular corn meal mush, smoke cheese and fudge. In the FDA Dry section of our facility, we make our pizza crusts, granolas, cheese spreads, cookie filling, snack mixes, and our cinnamon rolls. Other various items such as fudge, tubbed and bagged products are also packaged here.
In addition to producing our own products, Walnut Creek Foods Manufacturing provides private label services for our product lines. We also manufacture special recipes for various well-known regional and national brands. If you're interested in our private label services, email our Manufacturing team.
Our Retail division, operated under the name Walnut Creek Cheese & Market, is a fast-paced environment where we offer our quality foods directly to consumers in Holmes County. There are two store locations, our flagship store in Walnut Creek, and a smaller-scale store in Berlin.
Having our own stores allows us to test new products directly with consumers, as well as understand the challenges of running a retail operation, which enables us to better serve our wholesale customers.
For more information on our retail division, visit the store website, or call (330) 852-2888.