Food Distributors: A Directory of Top Companies
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
About: Cheney Brothers is a leading food distributor serving the Southeastern United States and the world.
Headquarters: Riviera Beach, FL
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.
Headquarters: Mountville, PA
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.
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.
Headquarters: San Antonio, TX
Brands: Tyson, Kellogg’s, Dole
Performance Food Group
About: Performance Food Group is a distributor of over 150,000 food and related products.
Headquarters: Richmond, VA
Brands: Pepsi, Lay’s, Planters
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.
Headquarters: Carteret, NJ
Brands: Arctic Blue, Zandra’s, EJ Farms
About: Shamrock Foods is a nationally-ranked foodservice distributor.
Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ
Brands: Aspen Gold, Copper Valley, Ridgeline
About: Sysco is the global leader in distributing food products to restaurants, healthcare, and educational, and hospitality locations.
Headquarters: Houston, TX
Brands: Portico Seafood, Arrezzio, Wholesome Farms
About: Reinhart Foodservice is a distributor serving restaurants, healthcare, education, and hospitality customers across the country.
Headquarters: Rosemont, Illinois
Brands: Eagle Ridge, Bountiful Harvest, Cobblestreet Market
About: US Foods is a leading foodservice distributor that supplies national brands ranging from fresh meats and produce to prepackaged and frozen foods.
Headquarters: Rosemont, IL
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