Celebrating 28 years in the specialty food industry providing exceptional service with integrity!
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CrossCountry has four (4) independent sales representatives who are responsible for direct ship/wholesale sales to specialty stores, gift basket companies, etc. Our sales representatives and their areas of responsibility are as follows:
John Sharpe - Existing retailer accounts in VA and Outer Banks, NC
Howard Wasserman - New York, Delaware, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, West Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Washington, DC, and Central and Southeastern Virginia
Russ Amend - Western Virginia, Northern Virginia, and Outer Banks, NC
Chris Lucas- North Carolina and South Carolina
John is the company's Account Manager of Direct Sales. John worked for a locally owned 30-store grocery chain and was the company's Deli Business Manager/Buyer. His sales techniques, level of service, and professionalism are unmatched. John takes presentation of products to a whole new level. He is also working with Sharon to learn the distributor side of the business.
Howard has over 30 years’ experience in retail and food service sales. He excels in customer service with detail to customer satisfaction, professionalism, knowledge of food, and helping vendors grow their sales. Howard previously owned a NY style deli, and is an amateur chef.
Russ has been an independent sales representative for First Source (formerly Wythe Will Tzetzo) for over 20 years, and has been selling CCM products since 2000. Russ has been in the specialty food industry for such a long time, he has become a fixture in the business. He is very knowledgeable of his customers' needs, as well as knowing what's new and what's not.
Chris began his career in the food service business, then becoming a professional chef in restaurants and hotels. He then became a specialty food retail manager and grocery buyer for a well-known gourmet food chain. For the last 15 years, Chris has been in distribution sales specializing in quality foods and confections. Chris brings a great deal of experience in the specialty food industry, and we are glad he is now part of the CCM team of professionals.
Sharon Britton came to CCM in 1999 as the office manager. Over the years the prior owner, Tom Rankin, took her under his wing and became her mentor...teaching her what to look for when considering product lines. Sharon is now the owner of CCM and handles all distributor and retail chain sales activity. While working on developing a regional specialty distributor network to further increase sales of vendors' products, Sharon is also expanding the company's wholesale territory.