From TV appearances to gracing the cover of magazines, Mike & Mike’s is making waves in the media and capturing the limelight.
How two vaughan businessmen consolidated the organic food distributor business in Ontario and grew their company into one of the country’s Best Managed.
The erratic beeping of passing forklifts doesn’t faze Mike Fronte as he makes his way through the massive warehouse of his organic food distribution company Mike & Mike’s. Over the near-drowning white noise droning from the towering coolers, the company president, clean-cut in a purple gingham dress shirt, outlines the details of a recent expansion of their Vaughan facility. A wall was knocked down to increase what was once 20,000 square feet of space to 43,000 sq. ft. It added room for four new coolers, doubling their storage capacity to meet the demand of customers hungry for a slice of the expanding market, and a wrapping machine for their budding packaged product line. It’s certainly a far cry from the modest roots that Fronte and his partner, vice-president of operations Mike Dattoli, set down a decade ago. “We’ve come a long way,” Fronte says.