McLane Company Inc, a supply chain services company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions, announced a service agreement with Cincinnati OH-based The Kroger Company and its 787 convenience stores (c-stores) across 18 states.
The retailer operates under the banners Loaf ‘N Jug, Turkey Hill Minit Market, Tom Thumb, Kwik Shop and Quik Stop.
“We look forward to our partnership with McLane and the company’s ability to support our continued focus on the products that matter most to our customers,” said Jeff Parker, Kroger’s president of convenience stores.
“Kroger continues to raise the bar in terms of product and foodservice offerings, convenient locations and customer satisfaction,” said Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery. “We look forward to seeing explosive growth and success as the company capitalizes on the many customer-centric offerings that set McLane apart from the competition. Whether it is the centralized control of our procurement and operations that provide our customers superior service and consistency of performance and product offerings regardless of location, to taking advantage of our best-in-class technology, to assist in reducing cost and driving efficiency at retail.
“Like Kroger, McLane continues to set itself apart from the rest of the industry, and we are honored they have chosen to take advantage of our industry-leading cold chain network, expanded fresh foods program and award-winning category management expertise,” said Frankenberger. “We are proud to partner with such a strong leader within our industry and look forward to building the foundation for a long-lasting and mutually successful relationship.”
With 443,000 associates, Kroger operates 2,796 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
McLane Co Inc, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates 70 distribution centers across the United States and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations nationwide. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE: BRK) and employs more than 20,000 teammates.