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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

Phone:

817-877-5700

Fax:

817-336-2149

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.

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