August 27, 2016 10:11 PM ET

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Company Overview of Ben E. Keith Company

Company Overview

Ben E. Keith Company distributes food service products and premium beverages. The company offers dairy, fresh and frozen meats, frozen foods, produce, poultry, seafood, disposables, and restaurant equipment and suppliesfor white tablecloth and casual dining restaurants, hotels, schools, healthcare and other institutional food distribution facilities. It also provides ciders, crafts, domestics, gluten free products, imports, non-alcoholic, organic products, other domestics, soft drinks, water, wines, wine coolers, and malt beverages. 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 Company i...

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
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
President of Beverage Division
President of Food Division
Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Secretary
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Ben E. Keith Company Key Developments

Ben E. Keith Co. Names Craig Woodcook as General Counsel, Secretary and Vice President of Legal Affairs

Ben E. Keith Co. named Craig Woodcook as general counsel, secretary and vice president of legal affairs.

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.

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