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What is a “Split”?

By Bob Oros

Many foodservice distributors will “split” the box.  This means that they open it and repackage the individually vacuum packed pieces into smaller sizes (one or two per box vs. 5 or 6 per box.)  This reduces the case price and the case weight since there are fewer in the box.  The distributor can get a premium for doing this, as it creates a margin opportunity for them.