TEMPLE, Texas -- Convenience-store retailer Kum & Go, West Des Moines, Iowa, has named McLane Co. as its grocery wholesaler effective in the second quarter of 2018.
“McLane’s commitment to technology and operational excellence will be critical as we work together to develop and implement solutions benefiting our customers and associates,” said Chris Jones, senior vice president of marketing at Kum & Go.
Under the multiyear agreement, McLane will begin servicing all Kum & Go stores in early spring 2018. Kum & Go LC manages and operates more than 400 stores across 11 states.
“Kum & Go is an organization focused on bringing the best product offerings and innovation to its stores so its associates can deliver more than their customers expect,” said Tony Frankenberger, president of McLane Grocery. “Kum & Go, like McLane, understands the value teamwork brings to the success of a company. On behalf of all the teammates of McLane Co., we are honored to be chosen to not only service Kum & Go, but to work hand-in-hand and implement solutions that bring great value to both organizations.”
Temple, Texas-based McLane Co. Inc. is one of the largest supply-chain-services leaders, providing grocery and foodservice supply-chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates more than 80 distribution centers across the United States and one of the nation's largest private fleets.