Grocery distribution centers are spread out strategically all through the country and are placed in ways that it covers specific regions. There are local distributors, regional distributors amongst others.
Here is a list of the Top 25 grocery distributors in the United States and we would be discussing the first few to help you understand what they offer.
- MCLANE COMPANY INCORPORATED, TEMPLE, TX
- CORE-MARK INCORPORATED, SAN FRANCISCO, CA
- EBY-BROWN COMPANY, NAPERVILLE, IL
- H.T. HACKNEY COMPANY, KNOXVILLE, TN
- GSC ENTERPRISES INCORPORATED, SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX
- FARNER-BOCKEN COMPANY, CARROLL, IA
- HAROLD LEVINSON ASSOCIATES INCORPORATED, FARMINGDALE, NY
- IMPERIAL/HARRISON SUPER REGIONAL DISTRIBUTORS, ELMWOOD, LA
- AMCON DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, OMAHA, NE
- S. ABRAHAM & SONS INCORPORATED, GRAND RAPIDS, MI
- J. POLEP DISTRIBUTION SERVICES, CHICOPEE, MA
- CHAMBERS & OWEN INCORPORATED, JANESVILLE, WI
- LIBERTY USA INCORPORATED, WEST MIFFLIN, PA
- GARBER BROS. INCORPORATED, STOUGHTON, MA
- J.T. DAVENPORT & SONS INCORPORATED, SANFORD, NC
- COOPER BOOTH WHOLESALE COMPANY, MOUNTVILLE, PA
- ATLANTIC DOMINION DISTRIBUTORS, VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
- TRIPIFOODS INCORPORATED, BUFFALO, NY
- INDIAN WHOLESALE COMPANY, DURANT, OK
- PINE STATE TRADING COMPANY, AUGUSTA, ME
- HARBOR WHOLESALE GROCERY, TUMWATER, WA
- SOUTHCO DISTRIBUTING COMPANY, GOLDSBORO, NC
- RICHMOND-MASTER DISTRIBUTORS, SOUTH BEND, IN
- THOMAS & HOWARD COMPANY, COLUMBIA, SC
- ALLEN BROTHERS WHOLESALE DISTRIBUTORS, PHILADELPHIA, PA
Above is a list of the Top 25 full line grocery distribution centers in the country. These serve specific regions as indicated in the initials behind the name. They handle distributions for this general area. Example is the MCLANE COMPANY INCORPORATED, TEMPLE, TX. McLane company Inc is a $44 billion-dollar supply company. They provide groceries, food supply chain solutions to convenience stores as well as drugstores, mass merchants and chain restaurants all through the United States.
Through the aid of their subsidiaries, McLane Groceries, food service and their recent acquisition, Meadowbrook Meat Company Inc, they run about 80 distribution centers all over the country. They are currently one of the largest privately-owned fleets in the country.
McLane Company Inc. currently buys over 50,000 different consumer products and are delivered to about 90,000 different locations country wide. On this, they also have another subsidiary, McLane beverages that distributes alcoholic beverages country wide. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Another one is CORE-MARK INCORPORATED, SAN FRANCISCO, CA. They are regarded as one or the largest suppliers of fresh line products as well as the most valued broad line supply solution to convenient retail stores country wide.
They offer a wide range of services and distributions to over 29,000 different locations across North America. They offer technology solutions, marketing programs and a wide range of products to their consumer base. They service convenience stores, grocery, drug stores, specialty stores amongst others.
If you’re a wholesaler looking to have your products delivered by the best distributor, a quick glance through the above list to see one that works for your specific needs is required.