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Wholesale food company offering groceries to public to survive COVID-19 outbreak

Posted at 7:24 PM, Mar 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-28 14:44:20-04

DETROIT (WXYZ) — As the new coronavirus outbreak forced the shut down of businesses, two men say they found the future of the business their grandpa built at risk.

“Eighty percent of our business vanished overnight, with the restaurants and casinos being shut down,” said John Kohl, CEO of Atlas Wholesale Food Company.

“Last week we originally had to lay off employees,” said Emmanuel Kotsis.

They could have said we simply can’t do business as we have for generations, so we have to close. Instead, they found a new way to give you an opportunity to get great food, without going to the store.

Atlas Wholesale Food company is drawing a new road map to stay open. They decided to start selling the food they had in the warehouse on-line, direct to you.

“There is demand out there for food and supplies, and we have a warehouse full of it,” said Kohl.

They had trucks out at pick-up sites delivering orders of $100 or more. For customers that spend more than $450, they offer home delivery.

“We thank everybody that provided all these orders. It is helping our company out a lot,” said Kotsis.

You can learn more here.

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