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Martin McCaffery
Film God

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From: Montgomery, AL
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 11-18-2016 11:33 AM      Profile for Martin McCaffery   Author's Homepage   Email Martin McCaffery   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Our local concessions distributor is being bought out and closed down. VISTAR is taking over.
Anybody have any Pros or Cons?
Any other recommendations here in the South/SouthEast?

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Justin Hamaker
Film God

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From: Lakeport, CA USA
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I'm in Northern California and have been using Vistar for close to 10 years. Mostly a positive experience aside from the occasional issue which is typical for this type of vendor. They have been pretty responsive to special orders and bringing in new items.

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Lyle Romer
Phenomenal Film Handler

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From: Davie, FL, USA
Registered: May 2002

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I always liked continental concessions when I dealt with them in the southeast.

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Buck Wilson
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: St. Joseph MO, USA
Registered: Sep 2010

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We've had Vistar for a few years now. Pretty fine for the most part. Every once in a while we'll get a box that's just DECIMATED to the point of wondering "How the actual fack??"

They'll take it back though. Oh and if there's a new driver or a sub or something, they regularly screw up turning the building alarm which isn't great but somewhat expected. And I guess they've banged up some corners with the pallets, but we've since put up stainless steel cornering.

In the grand scheme, I don't find myself complaining about them much at all.

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Chris Mosel
Film Handler

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From: New Braunfels, TX, USA
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Always pleased with Continental. Prices on par and great service. David Boles was our salesman here in Texas. Great guy, very responsive.

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Manny Montes
Master Film Handler

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From: United States
Registered: Feb 2010

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Vistar is great, best concession company i've dealt with. Always on time, has a good chain of command and rarely are there mispicks on the truck

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