Grocery Capabilities

By focusing on activities that drive the success of our retail grocers, KeHE has become the largest specialty food distributor in the US. We are passionate about:

  • Product expertise across all categories
  • New-product trend tracking and rapid speed-to-shelf
  • Fact-based assortment management at the chain, store-cluster, and individual store level
  • Efficient buying shows and other buying events
  • Exclusive brands
  • High fill rates and in-store service levels

Our category management team travels around the world to source new items that address the latest socially-driven or ingredient-driven consumer shopping needs. We carry the latest, “hottest” and best offerings in the specialty and natural product arena –  be it GMO free, gluten free,  low-sodium, BPA free, fair trade, vegan, raw, probiotic, or any other of a host of  niche products that our retailers need.

KeHE’s Smart Assortment team works with retailers to make certain that  the store-level product assortment in each set is optimal based on the SPINS, Nielsen, Spectra and other data relevant to that store’s trade area.

We connect our vendor partners and our retail grocers  through our Holiday Show (held at Chicago’s McCormick place each June), Summer Selling Show in January, our quarterly carousels, and other selling events that showcase new and seasonal products and promotions.

KeHE’s vast product assortment includes Sage Valley, Bonavita, and other brands available only to KeHE retail customers.  These premium quality lines help our retailers differentiate themselves within their market place.

Our warehouse and supply chain teams consistently achieve the highest fill rate and in-store service ratings in the industry; and, with our 12 North American warehouses (9 US; 3 Canada), we prefer to  integrate seamlessly with our retailer customers’ own supply chain network. 

KeHE Acquires Nature’s Best
Naperville, IL (August 18, 2014) 

KeHE Distributors, LLC (KeHE) has completed its acquisition of Nature’s Best – a California-based distributor of health and natural food products.  The acquisition, first announced on July 18, supports KeHE’s strategic focus of being the preferred supply chain partner in the natural, specialty, and fresh products marketplace in North America.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Click here for more.

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Our Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) engages and motivates our employees to continue to build the organization while providing an opportunity to share in the profitability and growth of KeHE.

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