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Paris Brothers Expands Warehouse, Logistics Square Footage

As published in Refrigerated & Frozen Foods

Paris Brothers, a Kansas City, Mo., specialty foods company providing warehousing, logistics and distribution services, signed a new lease agreement for more than 500,000 square feet of warehouse, cooler and freezer space spanning four buildings in the underground building of Hunt MidWest SubTropolis.

Parisi Spotlights Local Arts on New Package Design

The Ballet, Quixotic Fusion and The Symphony are featured on Parisi Coffee’s new packages

Parisi Coffee debuted its innovative designs for all of its in-store coffee packaging in late 2011. The colorful new packaging – which uses vibrant colors on a white background – was created to characterize the company’s new brand and logo as well as Parisi’s commitment to support local arts programs. The designs feature three of Kansas City’s arts community organizations on the back of each bag of coffee.

Small Business Contractor of the Year


Small Business Contractor of the YearUSDA Selects Paris Brothers as
Small Business Contractor
of the Year

Kansas City’s own, Paris Brothers Inc. was recently selected by the United States Department of Agriculture as the National Small Business Contractor of the Year for 2011.

Paris Brothers was nominated and selected for this prestigious award as a reflection of the company’s overall contract performance and for doing its part to make effective commodity programs.

Since 2003 Paris Brothers has provided contract food distribution services for the USDA’s Multifoods program, providing a needed service to efficiently and effectively distribute food supplies to government supported agencies throughout the Western United States. What had begun as a test program quickly evolved into a permanent and successful government-private industry partnership.

Paris Brothers, a Kansas City-based, family-owned company, prides itself as a leader in an evolving world of specialized distribution services, primarily focusing on specialty foods such as artisan cheeses and coffee. Paris Brothers has developed inventive solutions to bring value to its various products’ supply chains starting with an innovative storage solution. Occupying more than 650,000-square-feet of naturally climate-controlled underground storage, Paris Brothers is able to quickly and efficiently move products in and out of the large storage area as well as maintain environmental standards by spending less on heating and cooling costs. Known as SubTropolis, the facility is owned by Hunt Midwest and is Kansas City’s largest underground storage facility.

“We’re honored to have been selected for this award. We have a hardworking team who is dedicated to the superior quality of our products and who has a true commitment to exemplary service to our customers,” said Joe Paris, co-founder of Paris Brothers.

The annual USDA Small Business and AbilityOne Award Program will take place in Washington D.C. June 22. Representatives from Paris Brothers will be at the program to accept the award.

About Paris Brothers Inc.

In 1983, The Paris Brothers: Salvatore Paris and Joseph Paris, started a popcorn manufacturing and distribution company called Sally Jo’s Old Fashioned Popcorn. What started with two brothers using one truck servicing Kansas City area restaurants and foodservice outlets has grown to become a national specialty foods company providing warehousing, logistics and distribution services. The company’s products consist of more than 4,500 food items, including 600 cheeses and charcuterie products. Throughout the years, Paris Brothers, Inc. has diversified its company’s services and today employs nearly 100 associates with expanded divisions in food product manufacturing, specialty coffee roasting, food product marketing and supply chain services.

Paris Brothers Expands Sauce Market

Some love stories really are spicier than others.

Entertaining with Artisan Cheese

Need some helpful tips on entertaining with great artisan cheeses?

Check out these two new educational videos, featuring Cheese and Charcuterie specialists from Paris Brothers, help show potential foodies how much they could be enjoying their new homes with a few tips on Entertaining like a Pro.


Parisi Opens First Coffee Shop

Parisi Artisan Coffee® will open its first coffee shop in the city’s historic Union Station in late spring 2011.

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