Food and Beverage Distributors 2019

Food and Beverage Distributors 2019

Ranking food and beverage distributors can be a daunting task. However, it is an important one as lists like this are what retailers need in determining who to work with. Food distributors are ranked based on their sales of value-added products, consumer-ready goods that were processed and sold in their facilities.

Some of the top food and beverage distributors in the United States for 2019 include: 

PepsiCo: PepsiCo was the top food, snacks, and beverage food distributor in the United States for the year 2019. As a food service company, PepsiCo produces most of the food, snacks, and beverages they distribute. They have developed a vast distribution chain over time. 

Apart from distributing in the United States, PepsiCo also distributes its products to other nations all around the world. In 2019, PepsiCo was the largest food and beverage distributors in the world. They have complementary brands that help them to enlarge their portfolio. Example of these brands includes Frito-Lays and Quaker foods. 

Tyson Foods: Tyson foods is one of the biggest food distributors in the United States and all around the world. They come second on the list for 2019.

Just like PepsiCo, Tyson foods are not strictly a distribution company. They also produce most of the food they distribute. They have a lot of brands that equally produce some of the food that they distribute under their distribution chain. Some of these brands include Ball Park, state fair, and Aidelis. 

Tyson Foods have a particular focus on meat and proteins. These are not the only food they distribute as they focus on other items, all of which are part of their production and distribution chain.

NestlĂ©: NestlĂ© is one of the biggest food and beverage processing companies in the world, distributing to more than eighty countries all over the globe. They have their base in Switzerland, but they have expanded and have become more prominent than most local companies in different countries, including the United States. In 2019, they were not the biggest distribution company in the country, but they came close enough.

They have manufacturing plants in different countries from where they produce and distribute their goods all over the world. Nestle products include baby food, coffee, and tea, breakfast snacks, confectionaries. Some of their popular brands include Nespresso, Nescafe, and Kit Kat. 

Smithfield Foods Inc.: Smithfield food Inc. was one of the largest food producers and distributors in the United States in 2019. They exclusively produce meat and have several distribution centers around the United States. They are located in Virginia, and they have Chinese affiliations.

They have more than 500 farms in the United States and are in contract with another 2000 individual farms to maintain their position as the biggest meat producers and distributors.