July 29, 2014 1:35 AM ET

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Company Overview of Ben E. Keith Company

Company Overview

Ben E. Keith Company engages in the distribution of food service products in Texas. It offers fruits and vegetables, poultry, seafood, disposables, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, dry groceries, wine, energy drinks, non-alcoholic products, refrigerated foods, paper goods, equipment, and supplies to restaurants, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, and institutional businesses. The company was formerly known as Harkrider-Keith-Cooke Company and changed its name to Ben E. Keith Company in 1931. Ben E. Keith Company was founded in 1906 and is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

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 Foods Division
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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