The Top 20 Food Distributors In The USA

This is the complete guide to finding the best food distributors in the United States.

We’ve ranked the top food distributors in the United States based on the number of trucks (highway tractors), distribution centers, and other factors.

We have also included important general information for each company for your reference.

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What Is A Food Distributor?

Distributors are responsible for transporting all of the products you see on the store shelves from manufacturers.

Food distributors are independent companies that specialize in supplying food to multiple restaurants, grocery retail stores, foodservice operators, caterers, institutions, and other organizations.

Top Food Distributors In the US

Here is a list of the top food distributors in the industry.

1. Sysco

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
Tractors: 8577
Distribution centers: 326

2. U.S. Foods

About: US Foods is one of America’s great food companies and a leading foodservice distributor, partnering with approximately 300,000 restaurants.

Contact: 847-720-8000
Headquarters: Rosemont, IL
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 5,336
Distribution centers: 168

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Contact: (336) 773-0010
Headquarters: Winston-Salem, NC
Regions: East
Distribution centers:

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3. McLane Foodservice

About: McLane Company, Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services leaders in the United States, providing grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, discount retailers, wholesale clubs, drug stores and more.

Contact: 972-364-2052
Headquarters: Temple, TX
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 2,178
Distribution centers: 80

4. Performance Foodservice

About: As a leading food distributor and supplier, this company provides quality products, innovative technology, and custom solutions to culinary partners.

Contact: (804) 484-7700
Headquarters: Richmond, VA
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 2,047
Distribution centers: 25

5. Gordon Food Service

About: One of the largest family-operated broad line food distribution company in North America

Contact: (888) 437-3663
Headquarters: Wyoming, MI
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors:  3,000 
Distribution centers: 12

6. Reinhart Foodservice

About: A top foodservice distributor in the United States. The company proudly serve serves independent restaurants, delis, sporting venues, schools, nursing homes, hospitals, and more.

Contact: (800) 332-8170
Headquarters: Chicago, IL
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 1,379
Distribution centers: 9

7. The Martin-Brower Co.

About: A dedicated company to being the leading logistics service provider for restaurant chains around the world.

Contact:  (618) 537-6121
Headquarters: IL
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 1374
Distribution centers: 200

8. DOT Transportation

About: Dot Foods is North America’s largest food industry redistributor, specializing in delivering LTL orders to our distributor customers in two to four days.

Contact: 877-368-4968
Headquarters: Mt. Sterling, IL
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 1353
Distribution centers: 12

9. Ben E. Keith Co.

Contact: (817) 759-6000
Headquarters: Fort Worth, TX
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 1,066
Distribution centers: 6

10. Food Services of America

**Now a part of US Foods

Contact: (206) 933-5000
Headquarters: Seattle
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 714
Distribution centers: 11

11. Golden State Foods

Contact: 949-247-8000
Headquarters: Irvine, CA
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 681
Distribution centers:

12. Shamrock Foods Co.

Contact: (602) 233-6400
Headquarters: Phoenix, AZ
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 655
Distribution centers: 2

13. KeHE Distributors

KeHE is a leading wholesale organic food distributor.

Contact: (812) 333-1511
Headquarters: Naperville, IL
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 438
Distribution centers: 16

14. Maines Paper & Food Service

Contact: (888) 327-3350
Headquarters: Conklin, NY
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 426
Distribution centers:

15. PFG Customized

About: PFG Customized Distribution is highly regarded among the foodservice industry, capitalizing on 80+ years of distribution experience. 

Contact: (803) 366-6399
Headquarters: Lebanon, TN
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 418
Distribution centers: 8

16. G & J Transportation Services

G & J Transportation Services, Inc. is an active carrier operating under USDOT Number 277959 and MC Number 342393.

Contact: 513-785-6060
Headquarters: Cincinnati, OH
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 440
Distribution centers:

17. Vistar Transportation

Division of Performance Food Group

Contact: (800) 880-9900
Headquarters: Englewood, CO
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 336
Distribution centers: 20

18. Buffalo Rock Co.

About: Distributor of beverages, including juices, soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Also offers vending machine services, office coffee stocking services, and turnkey installation services for mini food markets. 

Contact:  (205) 940-9799
Headquarters: Birmingham, AL
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 275
Distribution centers: 14

19. Domino’s

 The company offers retail food through its restaurant chain for the consumer market.

Headquarters: Ann Arbor, MI
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 273
Distribution centers:

20. Panera

Supplier of baked goods to consumer retailers. Specializes as a consumer-oriented fast casual restaurant chain specializing in baked products.

Headquarters: St. Louis, MO
Regions: Nationwide
Tractors: 256
Distribution centers:

Other Food Distributitors

  • Labatt Food Service
  • Blue Line Foodservice Distribution
  • Perdue Transportation Inc.
  • Lipari Foods
  • Trans Papa Logistics
  • Artic Glacier USA
  • QuikTrip Distribution
  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Dutch Valley
  • Coastal Pacific Food Distributors
  • DPI Specialty Foods
  • Utz Quality Foods
  • Golden State Snack Foods
  • Jake’s Finer Foods
  • Vendors Supply Inc.