1975 Founded by Dick & Edith Saterbo in Winter Haven, Florida. Colorado Boxed Beef Company (“CBBC”) began with four employees shipping a total of 29,000 pounds of boxed beef in its first week.
1983 The show must go on! Even when a fire destroyed a warehouse in November, CBBC shipped product to its customers the next night.
1986 Grew product lines to include pork, veal, lamb, poultry, frozen vegetables, deli items and seafood, which allowed expansion into the cruise line industry.
1991 Company leadership was assumed by Bryan, Steve, and John Saterbo.
1995 Grew sales to over $210 million with over 220 employees.
1999 Ranked in the top 10 on the Florida Trend list of the Top 200 Privately-Held Companies in Florida, in the top 20 of the Meat + Poultry business journal’s Top 100 Meat and Poultry Manufacturers in the nation, and in the top 50 on their international list.
2001 Partnered with InterSupply – Rotterdam, Netherlands, providing sourcing and logistical services to the European Cruise industry.
2002 Partnered with The Great Fish Co. With offices around the globe, The Great Fish Co. is a direct source importer providing customers with a variety of options from fish fillets to crawfish, crab legs, and mussels.
2003 Acquired the trucking operation Alterman Transportation Group (ATG), a full-line trucking and logistics company. Sold a specialty meat-cutting facility location and an affiliated broad line foodservice operation, J&B Foodservice ($70MM in annual sales), to SYSCO.
2004 Acquired the facility location of Houston-based PREFCO Corp. in March.
2006 Recognized as a leader in distributing food products in the Southeast and expanded service to every city in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.
2012 Acquired JBS Distribution adding six new full-line protein facility locations across the US.
2013 Purchased Phoenix Industries, a multi-temperature, food-grade storage and distribution company strategically located in Winter Haven, Florida and integrated this business with ATG.
2013 Acquired ASC, a federally inspected facility that provides value-added seafood that transforms ordinary to extraordinary and that specializes in portion control and unique profiles and presentations.
2014 Created Riptide Foods, bringing together years of extensive seafood knowledge and longstanding, partnered relationships from around the world.