Food Distributors: A Directory of Top Companies

Chris Layne
October 26, 2016

Food distributors play a key role in the food and beverage industry, serving as the intermediary between the manufacturer and their respective retail, restaurant, and foodservice operator customers. Because of their longstanding relationships across the industry, partnering with the right food distributors can often make or break whether a potential buyer will stock a manufacturer’s product line. The following list excerpt is from Handshake’s 2016 Distributor Directory, a cross-industry resource that includes 54 top food and beverage distributors in the United States. Download the directory here.

Top Food Distributors

Cheney Brothers

About: Cheney Brothers is a leading food distributor serving the Southeastern United States and the world.

Contact: 800-432-1341

Headquarters: Riviera Beach, FL

Regions: Nationwide

Brands: Duck Deli, Perdue, Kraft Foods

Cooper-Booth Wholesale Co.

About: Cooper-Booth Wholesale is a full-service convenience store distributor ordering grocery, food service, candy, and tobacco items.

Contact: 800-992-0592

Headquarters: Mountville, PA

Regions: Mid-Atlantic

Brands: Marlboro, Slim Jim, Jif Peanut Butter

Food Services of America

About: Food Services of America is a privately-held, family-owned broadline foodservice distributor.

Contact: 480-927-4000

Headquarters: Scottsdale, AZ

Regions: Mid-West, West, Alaska

Brands: Hidden Bay, Columbia Valley Farms, Heartland Baking Company

Labatt Food Service

About: Labbatt Food Service is the tenth largest foodservice distributor in the nation.

Contact: 210-661-4216

Headquarters: San Antonio, TX

Regions: Nationwide

Brands: Tyson, Kellogg’s, Dole

Performance Food Group

About: Performance Food Group is a distributor of over 150,000 food and related products.

Contact: 804-484-7700

Headquarters: Richmond, VA

Regions: Nationwide

Brands: Pepsi, Lay’s, Planters

Porky Products

About: Porky Products is one of the largest independent meat and seafood distributors in the country, distributing over one million products per day to over 1,500 independent supermarkets  along the East Coast.

Contact: 732-541-0200

Headquarters: Carteret, NJ

Regions: East

Brands: Arctic Blue, Zandra’s, EJ Farms

Shamrock Foods

About: Shamrock Foods is a nationally-ranked foodservice distributor.

Contact: 602-233-6400

Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ

Regions: Southwest

Brands: Aspen Gold, Copper Valley, Ridgeline


About: Sysco is the global leader in distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare, and educational, and hospitality locations.

Contact: 281-584-1390

Headquarters: Houston, TX

Regions: Nationwide

Brands: Portico Seafood, Arrezzio, Wholesome Farms

Reinhart Foodservice

About: Reinhart Foodservice is a distributor serving restaurants, healthcare, education, and hospitality customers across the country.

Contact: 847-227-6500

Headquarters: Rosemont, Illinois

Regions: Nationwide

Brands: Eagle Ridge, Bountiful Harvest, Cobblestreet Market

US Foods

About: US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor that supplies national brands ranging from fresh meats and produce to prepackaged and frozen foods.

Contact: 847-720-8000

Headquarters: Rosemont, IL

Regions: Nationwide

Brands: Monarch, del Pasado, Glenview Farms

For the full list of over 50 top food and beverage distributors, download the 2016 Distributor Directory. Have experience with any of the distributors listed above? Let us know in the comments. For more resources related to Food & Beverage distribution, check out these links: White Paper: Solving Just-In-Time Inventory Challenges in Food DistributionOn-Demand Webinar: Replacing Outdated B2B Commerce Technology in Food & Beverage Distribution

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