U.S. Foodservice Distributors: Top 4
According to our research, the top four food service distributors in the United States are Sysco, U.S. Foods, Performance Food Group, and Gordon Food Service. On the attached spreadsheet, our findings on this particular topic are available in columns A through C of rows three through six. Below we have outlined our research strategy and provided a summary of our findings.
To identify the top four food service distributors in the United States, we initially examined media and market research reports for relevant information. We explored sources such as Technomic, Applico Inc., Mr. Checkout, TT News, and Seeking Alpha among others. On Technomic, we discovered a report stating that Sysco, Performance Food Group, and U.S. Foods dominate the market. However, it did not provide revenue data or the companies' market shares, which were behind a paywall. Nevertheless, we found this information on a report from Applico Inc., which also stated that Gordon Food Service is among the top food service distributors in the United States along with those listed by Technomic.
The report also provided their closest competitors in the market. After conducting further research, we found additional articles corroborating the fact that Sysco, Performance Food Group, U.S. Foods, and Gordon Food Service are the top food service distributors in the United States. Finally, we searched through the company databases Craft and Zoom Info to verify their revenues and competitors in the industry. Hence, we have confirmed that the companies listed above are the top distributors in the country.
TOP FOUR FOODSERVICE DISTRIBUTORS (UNITED STATES)
The largest food service distributor in the United States is Sysco Corp. The company's annual revenue is at least $58.7 billion. In 2016, its share of the market in the United States was estimated at 18%.
U.S. Foods serves as the second largest food service distributor in the United States. Its annual revenue is around $22.9 billion. In 2016, the company had a market share of about 8% in the United States.
PERFORMANCE FOOD GROUP
The third largest food service distributor in the United States is Performance Food Group. According to Applico Inc., the company's revenue amounts to approximately $17.6 billion. In 2016, Performance Food Group's share of the market in the United States was 5.8%.
GORDON FOOD SERVICE
With an estimated revenue of $17.4 billion, the fourth largest food service distributor in the United States is Gordon Food Service. In the year 2016, the company had a market share of around 4.3%, as reported by Applico Inc.