Top 10 US Convenience Store Distributors
Broadline Convenience Store Distributors: A foodservice broadline distributor carries a “full-line” of products including dry grocery, frozen, tabletop, equipment and supplies. Many broadliners also carry perishable items such as meat, dairy and produce. The typical broadline distributor carries 8,000-12,000 stock keeping units and provides delivery, credit, sales representation and other value-added services to its foodservice operator customers.
1. McLane Co. Inc., Temple, TX
McLane Company, Inc., is a $44 billion supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States.
McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and recent foodservice acquisition, Meadowbrook Meat Company, Inc., (MBM), operates 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution via McLane Beverage Distribution, Inc., and its acquisitions of Empire Distributors, Inc., Horizon Wine & Spirits and Delta.
McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs 20,000 teammates.
McLANE GROCERY HEADQUARTERS (SOUTH CAMPUS)
6201 NW H.K. Dodgen Loop
Temple, TX 76504
(800) 299-1401 Toll Free
(254) 771-7020 Fax
2. Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., South San Francisco, CA
Core-Mark is one of the largest and most valued marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry.
Offering a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to over 29,000 locations across North America, Core-Mark services traditional convenience stores, drug, grocery and specialty stores and other small format retailers that sell consumer packaged goods
395 Oyster Point Blvd., #415
So. San Francisco, CA 94080
Tel: (650) 589-9445
Toll Free: 1-800-622-1713
3. Eby-Brown Co., Naperville, IL
For over 120 years, Eby-Brown has been a leading convenience store supplier and wholesale food distributor of tobacco, candy, and convenience products.
We are the largest privately owned distributor in the U.S. with:
$4.5 Billion in Annual Sales
13,500 Retail Locations Served
7 Distribution Centers
1,433,000 Square Feet of Warehouse Space
2,000 Employee Members
Eby-Brown has been owned by members of the Wake family for over 55 years. Dick and Tom Wake continue to aggressively invest in our business so that we can provide the highest level of service to our customers.
Eby-Brown owns and operates a successful commissary where we manufacture our own fresh, never frozen sandwiches under the Wakefield Sandwich Company label.
Providing our customers with the best service in the industry is a value that is engrained in the Eby-Brown culture. We would appreciate the opportunity to spoil you with our best-in-class service.
Eby-Brown Company Corporate Office
280 Shuman Blvd Naperville, IL 60566
4. H.T. Hackney Co., Knoxville, TN
Since 1891, Hackney has achieved its premier market position as a result of providing superior customer service and competitively priced merchandise. Our programs are created around the concept of offering customers the ability to obtain their entire store needs from one reliable source.
As one of the largest wholesale distributors in the United States, Hackney services over 30,000 grocers, convenience stores, and foodservice locations and stock over 25,000 products. With strategically located distribution centers, we provide a distribution network easily covering 22 states. We are your neighbor and we understand that each customers need is different, so whether you are a chain or an independent, we offer our retailers customized solutions, terrific buying power and the personal flexibility to help grow your business.
At The H.T. Hackney Co. stands apart in our quality people, dependable product delivery and valuable service programs.
We’re always happy to answer any questions you might have.
You may contact us by the method that works best for you – phone, mail or email.
P.O. Box 238
502 S. Gay Street
Knoxville, TN 37901
5. GSC Enterprises Inc, Sulphur Springs, TX
On February 18, 1947, the day that Ken McKenzie, Curtis McKenzie, and Woodrow Brittain founded the company, growth wasn’t the top priority. “There were at least 50 or so other grocery warehouses within a 100 mile radius of Grocery Supply Company,” remembered Kenneth McKenzie, “We provided products and reliable service while building trust and confidence between us and the customer.” It was that trust and confidence that enabled the company to grow. Within a few years, GSC began to outgrow the warehouse in Mt. Vernon. And in 1953, within just six years, the three partners began expanding. By 1965, after several expansions, GSC had again outgrown the available space and moved into 42,000 square feet of space at its current location in Sulphur Springs, Texas. Today, after 14 major expansions, the warehouse has over 400,000 square feet of available space under one roof. From the beginning, Grocery Supply Company began operating with a simple philosophy, “to provide our customers with the best”. That motivating belief underscores everything that has been and that continues to be Grocery Supply Company.
GSC Enterprises, Inc.?Corporate Offices
130 Hillcrest Drive (75482)
P. O. Box 638 (75483-0638)
Sulphur Springs, Texas
6. Farner-Bocken Co., Carroll, IA
Welcome to Farner-Bocken Company
Ask always; “Is it good for the customer?” -John Norgaard Chairman
Since 1939, Farner-Bocken Company has been partnering with our customers to deliver products, programs, and ideas that deliver dollars to their bottom line every day.
Today, Farner-Bocken Company is a family owned and operated distributor of convenience and broadline food service products, serving Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Nebraska, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, and Montana. We supply over 14,000 items in the categories of cigarettes, candy, snacks, tobacco, groceries, automotive, beverages, health and beauty, paper, ice cream, chemicals, supplies, and convenience foods. To our full service restaurants and institutional foodservice customers we are delivering produce, fresh and frozen meats, dairy, dry goods, appetizers, breads, pastries, desserts, canned goods, chemicals, paper, supplies, and smallwares.
With a handshake, our associates have been earning our customers’ business every day since 1939. We cherish the relationships that have been built in our 70 years of serving the Midwest. From the industry standouts to your neighborhood standout, we are committed to being the best… and we do it with honesty and integrity.
Welcome to Farner-Bocken Company. Thanks for stopping to see us.
1751 Highway 30 East
P.O. Box 368
Carroll, IA 51401
7. Harold Levinson Associates Inc., Farmingdale, NY
Harold Levinson Associates (HLA) began in 1977 with the vision of achieving the American Dream. It has grown from a trunk of a car into one of the nation’s largest full line convenience store distributors.
Occupying a 22-acre site in Farmingdale, NY, HLA’s greatest resource is the 420 dedicated employees who work out of our new 600,000-sq. ft. facility. Stocking over 18,000 products, HLA is a vital link between manufacturers and convenience store owners and operators throughout the Northeast. With over 100 trucks in our fleet, HLA makes over 3,000 daily deliveries, a third of which are delivered same day! No other C-Store distributor in the country even comes close to our commitment to service.
Our warehouse is a state-of-the-art distribution facility, fitted with over 6 miles of continuous conveyors, and the latest mechanized rack systems. With distribution facilities located in Farmingdale, NY, Albany, NY, Auburn, MA and Waterbury, CT, and Ewing, NJ, we are able to reach the entire Northeast market.
The company’s core philosophy is to create profit opportunities for its customers. We provide many value added services to help our customers succeed. An example of this is HLA’s food service department; managers perform in-store food tastings, establish effective product displays, provide instruction in proper equipment maintenance, and the basics of health regulation compliance.
HLA maintains a complete and full functioning convenience store on-site for the purpose of educating our customers on the latest merchandising trends and new product launches. The C-Store enables our merchandising team to effectively create planograms with regional flair.
HLA offers competitive pricing without surcharges or add-on fees of any kind.
Great people, superior service, customer education, targeted promotions and a relentless drive to excel. You can count on us to be there for you!
HLA has 25 multi-lingual Customer Service Professionals to handle your orders and questions. We also have over 85 Sales Professionals on the street committed to helping you grow your business and increase your profitability. You can fax your orders in 24 hours a day @ 631-962-9000 .
For general inquiries please contact [email protected]
Harold Levinson Associates, Inc.
21 Banfi Plaza
Farmingdale, NY 11735
8. Imperial/Harrison Supe, Elmwood, LA
Our Products & Services
We have thousands of national brand products and supplies packaged for convenience stores as well as in-store foodservice concepts including Piccadilly Pizza(c) and Broaster Chicken(c). Our partnership with over 300 manufacturers allows us to offer a fresh and diverse product mix.
Imperial has everything you need from our 8,000 convenience store products, to equipment, shelving, custom planogramming and store design. Retailers are empowered on our web site to track your truck, access volume reports and statements, manage retails, place orders and issue customer service audit tickets that address your individual needs.
Our Wam© program offers the only complete solution for convenience store accrual management. We negotiate, manage and track exclusive retailer accruals from more than 50 major manufacturers. WAM retailer accruals are available only to customers of Imperial Trading. This service saves you the time, money and hassles of juggling multiple programs on your own.
Imperial Trading Company
701 Edwards Avenue
Elmwood, LA 70123-3120
9. Amcon Distributing Co., Omaha, NE
AMCON Distributing Company, together with its wholly-owned subsidiaries (collectively “AMCON”), is primarily engaged in the wholesale distribution of consumer products including cigarettes and tobacco products, candy and other confectionery, beverages, food service, groceries, paper products, automotive and health and beauty care products. In addition, the Company operates fifteen retail health food stores in Florida and the Midwest.
Our wholesale distribution business serves approximately 5,000 retail outlets (convenience stores, grocery stores, liquor stores, drug stores, and tobacco shops) in the Central, Rocky Mountain and Southern regions of the Unites States. We currently distribute over 14,000 different consumer products, including cigarettes and tobacco products, candy and other confectionery, beverages, groceries, paper products, health and beauty care products, frozen and chilled products and institutional foodservice products. In October 2012, Convenience Store News ranked us as the ninth (9th) largest convenience store distributor in the United States based on annual sales.
7405 Irvington Road Omaha, NE 68122
(402) 331-3727 (402) 331-4834
10. S. Abraham & Sons Inc., Grand Rapids, MI
S. Abraham & Sons, Inc. is a wholesale distributor specializing in the food industry, servicing retail stores throughout the Midwest. Our principal philosophy is based upon a commitment to understanding our customers and meeting their needs.
Every SAS employee pledges to provide our customers with the best service in the distribution industry. Creativity in marketing and merchandising and the highest quality in product selection will allow us to ensure the profitability of our customers.
Quality, Value and Service are the basic principles which have helped SAS attain its leadership position in the distribution business. We shall continue to build upon these principles to help our customers achieve success.
Working together with our vendors, as a team with our employees, and as business partners with our customers, we shall achieve our mission of enhancing our mutual profitability.