Top Convenience Store Suppliers

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.

 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

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.

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.

Contact Us: 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.

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.

6. Farner-Bocken Co., Carroll, IA

Welcome to Farner-Bocken Company: 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.


7. Harold Levinson Associates Inc., Farmingdale, NY

About HLA

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.

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.

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.

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.

11. Consumer Product Distributors Chicopee, MA

Company Philosophy “Service, Dedication, Commitment and Satisfaction.”

These are words used in our business and industry everyday. Unfortunately, they are used too casually and without a true understanding of the expectations that accompany their use. At J. Polep Distribution Services, we challenge ourselves daily to use these words with a clear understanding of the performance that must follow.

The Polep family has been in the business of servicing its customers for over 110 years. This dedication has allowed our company to grow and enter the “one stop” supplier arena of Convenience Store distribution. We now provide more than 4,000 customers with the ability to purchase ALL product categories from one supplier.

We are also committed to growing as our industry and business dictates. Many of the management tools we can provide to our customers are unique and innovative. Our desire to assist you in growing your business does not stop with the product delivery. With the changing market place, we are always looking for ways to grow your in-store sales and improve your margin dollars.

Our company ranks as one of the top 12 Convenience Store Distributors in the country. This is a true testimony of the dedication, commitment and service of the J. Polep organization. The total satisfaction of all customers is now, and will continue to be, the driving force of our success.

It is our objective to service your business with the programs and value added services that we offer. We genuinely appreciate the opportunity to present our program and value added services to your stores

12. Chambers & Owen Inc., Janesville, WI

Description: Chambers & Owen, Inc., a customer portal, provides users with tools that enable them to make critical business decisions. It offers access to various applications, such as purchase reports; electronic product catalog; sales order management; custom retail management; accounts receivable information; and back office software update archives. The company’s application solutions provide retail management services, including C-store management consulting, store manager training, employee training, retail management consulting, vendor selection process, electronic system integration, and back office software consulting. It serves convenience store customers. Chambers & Owen, Inc. was formerly known as Chambers & Owen Janesville, Inc. and changed its name in December 1986. The company was founded in 1891 and is based in Janesville, Wisconsin.

13. Liberty USA Inc., West Mifflin, PA

Liberty USA is a full-line distribution company servicing convenience stores. Founded in 1959, Liberty USA distributes quality products with the guarantee of ultimate customer satisfaction. The Liberty team is committed to serving its customers and community while maintaining an impeccable reputation of integrity and excellence in customer service.

Please let us know what you think and how we can help serve you better. Use the form below to reach us quickly and easily, with any questions, feedback, or requests. Customer service is also available by phone at 1-800-289-5872 . Our customer service hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday.

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Please let us know what you think and how we can help serve you better. Use the form below to reach us quickly and easily, with any questions, feedback, or requests. Customer service is also available by phone at 1-800-289-5872 . Our customer service hours are 7:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Sunday.

14. Garber Bros. Inc., Stoughton, MA

A Family History of Service

A proud tradition of providing the highest quality products, programs and services to our customers for over 60 years.

In 1947, Harold and Paul Garber started a candy and tobacco wholesaling company out of the top floor of their father’s Blue Bird Beverage Company. Focusing on small retail businesses, the company grew to become known as Garber Bros., Inc.

Today, Garber Bros., Inc. is still family owned and operated by Harold, Amy & Jody Garber, along with an experienced executive team. We have grown to be a prominent distributor with the ability to provide a full line of branded products and services to progressive retailers throughout the Northeast.

15. J.T. Davenport & Sons Inc., Sanford, NC

J.T. Davenport & Sons, Inc. is a Wholesale Distributor, founded by John Taylor Davenport during the late 1800’s in Morehead City, North Carolina. In the early 1900’s Mr. Davenport decided he needed to move the company near the center of the state where major railroad and highway facilities existed. The town of Sanford, NC was chosen for these reasons.

In 1917, Mr. Davenport, Sr., along with his two sons, John T. Davenport and Taylor D. Davenport, opened a 6,000 square foot warehouse on Chatham Street with a total of 5 employees. After a number of years at this location it became clear, that if the company were to continue to prosper, a new warehouse would be necessary. So in January 1962, the Company moved to a new, modern warehouse located on Third Street, with three acres, employing 40 some people.

During this time it also became evident that convenience stores were going to become a major force in the United States so the company’s focus was changed to serve these new outlets.

Our continued success enabled us to open our present warehouse in 1984, a 135,000 square foot facility located on 70 acres of land. Since that time, we have expanded our facilities to approximately 211,000 square feet and are now servicing North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. We presently employ approximately 340 people and service approximately 2000 convenience stores.

Our mission is to sustain planned, profitable growth with our business partners by providing superior service and unique solutions while creating an environment for our employees that encourages teamwork and innovative thinking.

16. Cooper Booth Wholesale Co., Mountville, PA

About CBW – Full-Line, Full-Service Wholesale Distributor for Retailers and Convenience Stores

Burton Margolis, Emeritus and Barry Margolis, President

Cooper-Booth Wholesale Company has been in the wholesale distribution business since 1865 when the Booth Tobacco Company was incorporated in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The company continued to grow with the acquisition of Cooper Tobacco and a number of other distributors over the years. Family owned and operated for three generations, our longevity has been made possible by providing our customers with the best service and value available. Today, CBW is a full-line, full-service wholesale distributor serving retailers in the Mid-Atlantic region, and is recognized as one of the Top 20 leading convenience store wholesalers in the country

17. Atlantic Dominion Distributors, Virginia Beach, VA

Leroy W. Davis founded the Old Dominion Tobacco Company in 1875. The company began as a cigar manufacturing establishment, supplying retail tobacco stores with hand made cigars. Mr. Davis then acquired several local tobacco jobbers that led the company into the distribution of multiple tobacco products.

In 1902 Mr. Davis again bought out several other tobacco companies, and formed the L.W. Davis Tobacco Company. On May 27, 1904, the Old Dominion Tobacco Company was incorporated and was well established in the distribution business. The company began adding lines of products other than tobacco, and currently supplies over 10,000 different products to all classes of the retail trade.

The company is now under the leadership of Robin Davis Ray, great granddaughter of the founder, doing business as Atlantic Dominion Distributors. In addition to the distribution services, Atlantic Dominion Distributors offers a Food Service Division, Vending Department, CO2 and Fixture Installation Department.

From it’s humble beginning the company has continued to grow and is now the 19th largest convenience store distributor in the United States. We have acomplished this by meeting the needs of our retail customers, and by providing special services to our customers… for over 135 yea

18. Tripifoods Inc., Buffalo, NY

Founded in 1911,Tripifoods, through four generations of family ownership, is a recognized leader in the convenience store distribution industry. Located in Buffalo, NY, Tripifoods 250,000 sq. ft. distribution center serves 18 states, utilizing a fleet of the most modern delivery vehicles and satellite tracking technology.

Products: A Full Line Suppliers: Cigarettes / Deli / Tobacco / Meat/ Candy / Produce / Snacks & Cookies / Food Service/ Soda Pop / Juices/Health & Beauty Care / In-store Bake Off / General Merchandise / Cold Drinks / Automotive / Hot Drinks/Motor Oil / Roller Grill Products / Grocery / Seasonal Merchandise / Frozen Food / Packaged Bakery / Microwave Sandwiches / Proprietary Items / Fast Food / Shippers / Dairy / Supplies – Office, Store, Janitorial

19. Stephenson Wholesale Co. Inc., Durant, OK

Indian Nation Wholesale is located in Durant, Oklahoma with satellite locations in Norman and Lawton, Oklahoma. Our company was founded in 1953 by Raphen Cross and his wife Naomi. His son, Ron Cross, served as President and CEO until January 2010, at which time Corey Cooper was appointed President. He is joined by Jerry Wheatley, CFO, Richard “Dick” Dunham, VP of Operations, Jim Phillips, VP of Sales, Dawn Laxson, VP of Administration, Becky Spellmann, VP of Purchasing & Promotions, and Frank Cross, VP of Facilities Maintenance.

Products: Beverage / Candy, Gum, & Snacks / Cigarettes / Concession & Foodservice / Frozen & Refrigerated / Grocery / Health & Beauty /Ice Cream / Imported Food & Beverage / Miscellaneous / Store Supplies / Tobacco & Accessories

20. Pine State Trading Co., Augusta, ME

Convenience Store Division – Among the Top 20 Leading Convenient Store Wholesale Distributors in the United States Over 10,000 sku’s in inventory / Professional Sales Team of 75 People Keeping you up to date with the lastest products and programs / Retail Service Team will set up and continue to improve your Store Layouts as needed / E-Commerce customer internet site available for placing orders and Information Utilization 24/7 – E-Trading / Friendly Customer Service Team Willing to Answer and Assist with your Needs / Employees are our Biggest Asset ! Products – We carry a wide variety of merchandise designed for convenience stores. Our buyers look for the best selling products as well as the latest trends and the hottest items. We keep your customers returning to your location.

21. Harbor Wholesale Grocery Inc., Tumwater, WA

Harbor is your comprehensive wall to wall single source distributor. We offer the best products and services in the industry, delivered on-time, intact, and within the appropriate temperature range. We offer a uniquely wide variety of categories and over 10,000 items every day. OVER TEN THOUSAND PRODUCTS: We source from the most popular national brands as well as a unique collection of local favorites specific to the preferences of your NW customers. Every day, we have a fleet of over 50 trucks delivering the quality items that sell-through and help our customers succeed. THE SINGLE SOURCE:
Harbor serves customers throughout the NW as their comprehensive, single source distributor, offering the most comprehensive products and services in the industry. We are 100% focused on efficiency and accuracy, working tirelessly to deliver perfectly – on time, intact, and within the appropriate temperature range – each and every time.
Core product categories include:•Grocery•Snacks•Candy•Beverages•Cigarettes & Tobacco•Health & Beauty•General Merchandise•Foodservice•Fresh Foods

22. Southco Distributing Co., Goldsboro, NC

All of our shipments originate from our Goldsboro location. Southco is ranked in the top 25 C-Store Distributors in the nation, in the top 30 privately owned businesses in the state of North Carolina. Southco Distributing Company currently serves over 1200 accounts in 7 states including North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, and Georgia. All of our shipments originate from our Goldsboro location.
Southco is ranked in the top 25 C-Store Distributors in the nation, in the top 30 privately owned businesses in the state of North Carolina, and the largest privately owned company in Wayne County. Our success is attributed to our dedicated employees, vendor partners, and the continued loyalty of our customers. Southco Distributing Company is excited to hear from you.

23. Richmond-Master Distributors Inc., South Bend, IN

Richmond-Master Distributors, Inc. a leader in the convenience product distribution founded in 1947 has continued to grow through constant reinvention of products and services. Changing retail customer environments require providing customers with a value equation that exceeds expectation. Technology, knowledge in product selection, placement and pricing has become a vital part of success in business today! But it does not stop there. We provide the necessary tool box to drive the products and programs out the door building sales. Our team continues to provide leadership throughout the entire industry by being active in national, regional, local industry and government organizations. Richmond-Master Distributors is a TRUE partner with the customers and suppliers in providing superior programs and services to the industry.

24. Thomas & Howard Co. Inc., Columbia, SC

Thomas & Howard Company, Inc. is a privately owned convenience distributor headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina. With annual sales in excess of $200 million, we provide full-line, full-service distribution to convenience stores and small grocery stores, primarily located in South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. In addition to distribution services, Thomas & Howard also operates numerous wholesale/retail outlets throughout South Carolina and North Carolina. We are constantly striving to be the best merchandiser and distribution service provider in the Southeast. Our primary goal is to ensure our customers have the right item, at the right time, in the right place, at the right price. On the front end, we do this through our Merchandising for Success process of analyzing internal and external aspects of each location’s characteristics to ensure full retail potential is achieved. We couple this with dynamic, data-driven plan-o-grams developed to maximize your volume and margin opportunities. On the back end, we will be there to analyze the performance of the store set, and adjust as needed or desired. With over 8000 items for various types store locations and operations, we’ll either have what you need or be able to get it quickly. We manage all of this through application of process, people, and systems to ensure consistency.

25. Allen Brothers Wholesale Dist. Inc., Phila, PA

Your Single-Source Online Wholesalers

Since 1910, Allen Brothers Wholesale Distribution has worked to help our customers save money on everything from candy and groceries to paper supplies and health/beauty products. We just can’t get enough of offering the lowest prices on the highest quality products. That is why we offer wholesale online shopping, extending our savings beyond the convenience store market and offering our deeply discounted items to the general public.
Now, anyone can shop at Allen Brothers for exclusive low prices on thousands of items.
Get all the convenience of wholesale club shopping with none of the membership hassles and fees! Shop Allen Brothers now and save on:
Candy/Gum/Mints – Paper Products – Groceries/Snacks – Automotive Supplies – Health & Beauty Supplies… And More! Rock-bottom prices: Shop from the comfort of your own home for great deals on quality items shipped right to your door. You won’t find wholesale online shopping this convenient anywhere else! Fast Delivery: Our automated packing technology gives us the ability to ship orders quickly and efficiently. Wide Product Selection: With over 7,500 products to choose from, you can find virtually anything you need with Allen Brothers wholesale online shopping! Exceptional Customer Service: Have a question about one of our items? Get a fast, straightforward answer from one of our customer service specialists.

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