January 30, 2015 10:39 AM ET

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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 Chief Operating Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
President of Beverage Division
President of Ben E. Keith Foods
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Ben E. Keith Company Key Developments

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.

Ben E. Keith to Expand North Little Rock Facility

Ben E. Keith announced plans to build a new, expanded North Little Rock facility. The company will invest $60 million in a new 300,000-square-foot facility that will be the company's Mid-South Regional Headquarters. Through the expansion, the company will add 74 new jobs and retain 260 current jobs at an average wage of $33.75 per hour.

BEN E. KEITH FOODS Announces Executive Appointments

BEN E. KEITH FOODS has named Mike Sweet executive vice president of the food division and Brian Lynch director of sales development and training.

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