Who We Are

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The Bandwagon Team:

We are thankful for all those who have continue to support us in the 32 years we've been in business. We are fortunate to have a dedicated team that works with us day in and day out and are committed to the success of our customers.

Our sales and buying professionals are industry experts in their categories and will go to any length to ensure that our customers' are fulfilled.

  • Our buying team leaves no stone unturned in searching for quality fruit & vegetables from around the globe.

  • Bandwagon sales professionals are thorough, responsive, and available 24 hours a day to accommodate our customers' needs.

  • Our warehouse staff is committed to detail, ensuring each customers' particular requests are fulfilled - day after day, week after week. They pride themselves on Bandwagon's reputation, which they continually uphold. Their allegiance to food safety and quality is the reason we score so highly year after year.

Our Mission:

To consistently serve our customers with the highest quality of fresh fruits and vegetables, with stellar customer service and an eye towards problem solving solutions.

 

Our Specialties:

  • Global Distribution to large and small foodservice distributors, wholesalers, retailers and retail distributors throughout the continental USA, Hawaii, Caribbean, Canada, South Pacific and beyond.

  • Consolidation point to purchase multiple products in one location, or have customers’ own purchased product delivered to consolidate for customer shipment.

  • Worldwide Sourcing directly from growers, importers and wholesalers. Bandwagon buyers regularly canvas local and distant markets and growing areas to find exciting new products.

  • Personal, Dedicated Team of loyal, hard-working, and experienced buying, sales, and warehouse professionals who understand each customer’s specific needs.

 

Our Story:

Dennis and Ilene Berman founded Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc. in May 1988. Dennis and Ilene both came from hard-working families in the food, produce and consumer goods industries. Dennis was a seasoned sales professional, having previously worked at other wholesale and retail companies. During that time, he developed a loyal and committed customer base who were thrilled to become part of the Bandwagon team. Ilene had been employed in the garment industry for several years and ran operations in the mortage business prior to teaming up with Dennis to open Bandwagon's doors. 

 

The two decided it was time to work to build their own business from the ground-up, and they've continued doing so to this day. At Bandwagon, our very first customer is still our customer today, as are most of the customers we have served over the last 32 years.

  

"We've been a family-owned and operated company for over 30 years, jumping at every opportunity to provide the freshest high quality produce to our customers, from global hotel networks to local restaurant chains." - Dennis Berman, President

By the Years:

  • In 1988, we worked off of a small dock  in the old produce market in Los Angeles.  Soon thereafter, we moved to a newer facility in downtown LA, a short distance  from the Los Angeles terminal market.

 

 

  • In 1992, we continued growing and needed an even bigger space, so we moved to a larger facility with multiple loading docks and refrigeratied environments, where we stayed for the next 19 years.

 

  •  In 2011, we moved to a 17,000 square foot concrete facility with ample loading and parking in Vernon, California, a central location just blocks from the Los Angeles produce market. We have constructed 5 separate temperature-controlled environments with freezers and a refrigerated repack room for all incoming produce. We also instituted rigorous health safety processes necessary to continue the growth of our business.

  

QUESTIONS? CONTACT US!

Bandwagon Brokerage, Inc. - 4550 Seville Ave. Vernon, California 90058

Tel: (323) 983-0670 - Fax: (323) 923-5579

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