Food Distribution Stocks

Includes Food Wholesalers

List of Publicly Traded Food Distributors Listed on Major U.S. Exchanges

While all of these companies distribute food and beverage products, there are a lot of differences between the companies. Some companies like AMCON Distributing Company (DIT) distribute food products along with numerous consumer goods products. Other companies like The Chef’s Warehouse distribute specialty food, often focusing on foods that allow them to carve out their niche in the distribution industry (natural and organic foods for example).  There are also companies like Fresh Del Monte that manufacture numerous food brands and use their distribution network to primarily distribute their own products.


Additional publicly traded food and beverage companies can be accessed through the link below:

List of Food and Beverage Companies

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Food Distribution Industry Comparison Widget

IPOs in 2016

US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) (IPO May 26, 2016: foodservice distributor)

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Food Distribution: Large-Cap Stocks

Sysco Corporation (SYY) (Distributors of food products to restaurants, healthcare, educational facilities, lodging establishments; equipment and supplies for the foodservice and hospitality industries)

Food Distribution: Mid-Cap Stocks

Aramark (ARMK) (Food and facilities services for numerous industries)

Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc. (FDP) (Producer and distributor of produce)

Performance Food Group Company (PFGC) (IPO in October 2015: Food distributor)

United Natural Foods, Inc. (UNFI) (Distributes natural, organic and specialty foods)

US Foods Holding Corp. (USFD) (IPO May 26, 2016: foodservice distributor)

Food Distribution: Small-Cap Stocks

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (CORE) (Distributes a wide range of items to convenience stores)

Nomad Foods Limited (NOMD) (United Kingdom: producer and distributor of frozen foods in Western Europe)

SpartanNash Company (SPTN) (Food distributor for military commissaries and exchanges; retail stores)

The Chef’s Warehouse, Inc. (CHEF) (Distributes specialty foods to hotels, restaurants and specialty food companies)

Food Distribution: Micro-Cap Stocks

AMCON Distributing Company (DIT) (Distribution of food, beverage, cigarette and consumer goods; owns health food stores featuring natural, organic and specialty foods)

G Willi-Food International, Ltd. (WILC) (Israeli food importer and distributor)

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