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Kohl Wholesale Achieves Second CHB® Million-Pound Mark

On Jan. 20, Kohl Wholesale, Quincy, Ill., was presented with its second Certified Hereford Beef® million-pound achievement by the Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) LLCFood Service Division.

From April 2010 to December 2011, Kohl Wholesale purchased more than two million pounds of Certified Hereford Beef® Choice and Classic branded label products.

Bron Zimmerman, Kohl Wholesale meat buyer, says in its nearly two-year relationship with Certified Hereford Beef®, Kohl Wholesale has been pleased with the product’s quality and consistency.

“We were looking for a product that would serve our customers well,” he says. “It’s a limited source and consistent product. And Certified Hereford Beef® is domestic, coming from two Midwestern plants. Our customers like the quality of the product, as well.”

Kohl Wholesale is led by the fourth and fifth generations of the Ehrhart family and serves customers in Illinois, Missouri and Iowa. Kohl Wholesale provides service to restaurants, hotels, supermarket delis, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, retail groceries, caterers and taverns.

Kohl Wholesale utilizes both Greater Omaha Packing Co. and National Beef®for its Certified Hereford Beef® product.

The Certified Hereford Beef (CHB) Program was established in 1995 by the American Hereford Association (AHA) to offer the food industry truly superior beef products and to enhance the demand for purebred Hereford cattle. Based on the research-proven and time-tested tenderness, juiciness and flavor of Hereford beef, the program promotes its distinct brand with quality-driven foodservice operators and retailers across the country.