Bloomberg the Company & Products

Bloomberg Anywhere Login


Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.


Financial Products

Enterprise Products


Customer Support

  • Americas

    +1 212 318 2000

  • Europe, Middle East, & Africa

    +44 20 7330 7500

  • Asia Pacific

    +65 6212 1000


Industry Products

Media Services

Follow Us

July 03, 2015 3:43 AM ET

Food and Staples Retailing

Company Overview of Ben E. Keith Company

Company Overview

Ben E. Keith Company distributes food service products and alcoholic beverages. It distributes a line of produce, dairy, fresh and frozen meats, frozen foods, dry groceries, refrigerated foods, wines, paper goods, poultry, seafood, disposables, and restaurant equipment and supplies to white tablecloth and casual dining restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, hotels, healthcare, and other institutional food distribution facilities. The company also supplies non-food items, such as bathroom tissues, and cleaning supplies and equipment. It sells products to retailers primarily in Texas. The company was formerly known as Harkrider-Keith-Cooke Company and changed its name to Ben E. Keith ...

601 East 7th Street

Fort Worth, TX 76102

United States

Founded in 1906





Key Executives for Ben E. Keith Company

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
President and President of Ben E. Keith Foods
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
President of Beverage Division
Senior Vice President of Purchasing
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

Ben E. Keith Company Key Developments

BEN E. KEITH FOODS Announces Executive Changes

BEN E. KEITH FOODS named Mike Sweet as president and Brian Lynch as vice president of sales development and training.

Mike Roach to Retire as President of Ben E. Keith Foods, Effective June 30, 2015

Mike Roach, President of Ben E. Keith Foods since 1997, has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2015. His tenure as president is a stellar record of accomplishment. He leaves the company well positioned for future growth and success. Roach has been a leader in the foodservice industry as well. He has served on the board and a term as chairman of IFDA (International Foodservice Distributors Association), UniPro Foodservice, and Markon Inc., and was a board member of DMA (Distribution Market Advantage), IFMA (International Foodservice Manufacturers Association), and GSI Foodservice Executive Leadership Committee. Mr. Roach will continue to serve the Food Division in an advisory capacity.

Ben E. Keith Co. to Expand in Arkansas

Ben E. Keith Co. announced that it is building a new 300,000-square-foot facility that will serve as the company's Mid-South Regional headquarters. The company expected construction to begin this summer and take 18 to 20 months to complete.

Similar Private Companies By Industry

Company Name Region
Global Pacific, Inc. United States
McDonald Wholesale Co. United States
Mitchell Grocery Corp. United States
Kohlers, Inc. United States
Bakery Express Mid-Atlantic, Inc. United States

Recent Private Companies Transactions

No transactions available in the past 12 months.

Stock Quotes

Market data is delayed at least 15 minutes.

Company Lookup

Most Searched Private Companies

Company Name Geographic Region
Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law United States
NYC2012, Inc. United States
Bertelsmann AG Europe
Rush University United States
Citizens Budget Commission United States

Sponsored Financial Commentaries

Sponsored Links

Report Data Issue

To contact Ben E. Keith Company, please visit Company data is provided by Capital IQ. Please use this form to report any data issues.

Please enter your information in the following field(s):
Update Needed*

All data changes require verification from public sources. Please include the correct value or values and a source where we can verify.

Your requested update has been submitted

Our data partners will research the update request and update the information on this page if necessary. Research and follow-up could take several weeks. If you have questions, you can contact them at