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Mark Coblentz, current President & CEO, has announced a transfer in leadership of the family business. Julian Coblentz, who has most recently served as the COO and VP of Business Development for Walnut Creek Foods, has been appointed as the President & CEO, effective January 1, 2023.  Speaking on the leadership transition, Mark Coblentz…
Coblentz Distributing Inc. (dba Walnut Creek Foods) has completed the purchase of Streb’s Quality Meats in Dalton, Ohio. This acquisition includes certain portions of the business, including the Streb’s brand, meat stick product line, and specialty ham business. The remaining product lines are being retained by the Streb family, and will continue…
Coblentz Distributing Inc. (dba Walnut Creek Foods) has finalized the purchase of Yoder’s Fine Foods in Gambier, Ohio. All current employees are being welcomed into the Walnut Creek family, and production will remain at the current facility. In 1975, Levi and Wilma Yoder started their business as a custom cider pressing operation. Yoder’s Fine…
Water, sunshine and good soil. The elements are simple, and usually plentiful. So, why does one person’s garden outperform another, plants flourish in one home but drop leaves in another? I suspect the difference is not botanical or a factor that we can measure. The folks that got it, know it. They approach plant life with desire. And love.  And…
“Looks like we’re open.” It’s after hours, our store is brightly lit and I’m muttering to myself as I drive past.  Someone forgot to turn off the lights. In a perfectly managed business lights are turned off every night, orders called in on time, and the aprons are always clean. But even in a well-run store these items can be missed. The…