Technology/Services

PFG Convenience to Operate Under Core-Mark Brand

Move follows multiple acquisitions
convenience store distribution
Photograph courtesy of Core-Mark

RICHMOND, Va. — Performance Food Group (PFG) has aligned its convenience business under the Core-Mark brand.

The move follows PFG’s acquisitions of Eby-Brown in 2019 and Core-Mark in 2021, making the combined company one of the largest North American marketers of fresh, broad-line and food supply solutions to the convenience retail industry.

“We’re excited to bring together two best-in-class organizations under the Core-Mark brand,” said Craig Hoskins, president and chief operating officer of PFG. “The Core-Mark integration continues to go well, and we believe that combining our convenience companies under the powerful Core-Mark brand positions PFG for future success. We are confident our convenience business creates the best combination of talented and experienced people, marketing programs, technology solutions and food offerings, which we believe will deliver unparalleled value to our retail partners.”

Now operating as Core-Mark, the convenience business of PFG services more than 50,000 customers through 39 distribution centers across the United States and Canada.

“The Eby-Brown legacy was built upon great customer partnerships, product and program innovation and a genuine appreciation for its hard-working associates. These values align with Core-Mark’s strategic approach, bringing retailers the best value two of our industry's wholesale leaders have to offer,” said Scott McPherson, executive vice president, president and CEO, convenience, PFG. “I’m excited for our customers who will have a growing portfolio of ways to increase sales and profits, and for our associates who have greater career growth opportunities with this combination.”

Performance Food Group is one of the largest food and foodservice distribution companies in North America with more than 150 locations in the United States and parts of Canada. With headquarters in Richmond, Va., PFG and its family of companies market and deliver food and related products to more than 300,000 locations including convenience stores. PFG employs more than 35,000 associates.

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