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Unpacking McLane's Story


Serving America’s Most Beloved Brands

McLane combines unmatched distribution expertise and scale, a proven history of strategic partnerships, and leading innovation to help retail and restaurant businesses of all sizes compete and grow. We’re trusted to distribute and serve America’s most beloved brands, earning their partnership–every day.

Our Mission

Leading the Charge

To be an agile, innovative, and unified supply chain partner that delivers a superior customer experience, and improves the lives of our teammates and community, while producing best-in-class returns.

The McLane Difference

Partnership for Growth

In our 128-year history, McLane has built deep relationships with the leading retail and restaurant businesses in America. We deliver best-in-class reliability across our lines of business and serve as a critical part of our customers’ day-to-day operations. We apply operational rigor backed by a continuous improvement process to find efficiencies, reduce waste, and drive accuracy. And because of our strong financial position, we invest alongside our customers as we find ways to advance our shared success.

National Scale

McLane has a national network that we’ve proudly grown as our customers have grown, protecting the integrity of their products and brands. Our vast infrastructure is coupled with our capacity to tackle the biggest and most complex supply chain challenges facing our customers. Our size, longevity, and strong financial position enable us to partner with big brands to solve big problems–and deliver the benefits of that scale to businesses of any size in nearly every zip code in the United States.

Leading Innovation

McLane invests in innovation to provide our customers with greater efficiency, transparency, and predictability. Our technology–from automation in warehouses to telematics in our fleet–produces operational advantages that drive greater value. We provide our customers with technology that helps them order in a smart, seamless, and personalized way. Our dedication to innovation extends beyond tactical solutions; it’s deeply rooted in our DNA and applied to every aspect of our business, giving our customers critical insights and a competitive edge.

Our Culture

Celebrating McLane’s People-Centric Culture through LEAD.

McLane has a supportive and collaborative company culture centered around its core values: Lead forward, Authentic connections, Excellence in all we do, and Do the right thing.

McLane is committed to empowering teammates through LEAD to make bold moves and celebrate taking calculated risks, being people-centric in operations and strategy, coaching and fostering professional growth and collaboration, and making data-driven decisions. Each day, McLane teammates as one another, how will you LEAD today?

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Lead forward.      

We innovate and courageously embrace challenge and change to position McLane as the premier partner of choice and market leader.

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Excellence in all we do.

We set high standards, consistently deliver, meaningful results and continuously improve in everything we do.

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Authentic connections.

We invest in relationships—they are the cornerstone of our business. Whether a teammate, customer, or partner, we find ways to genuinely advance our shared success.

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Do the right thing.

We’re honest and transparent. We’re fair and respectful with teammates, customers, and partners. We behave ethically—even when no one is looking.

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Expert Ecosystem

Unlocking Supply Chain Success

McLane has several business units, each focused on serving specific industries within the retail and restaurant sectors. Our subsidiaries are in the following categories: logistics, distribution, and consumer packaged goods.

CVP Company Logo

CVP® (Consumer Value Products) is a family of products designed to provide a value alternative for the retailer. These categories include home, health, baby, snacks and candy, pet, automotive, and general merchandise items. Brands include CVP, Beau Dacious, Excursion Jerky, YumBees, Hometown Market, Road-Tech, Divinely Sweet, and Work Fare. For more information, visit

Kinexo Company Logo

KINEXO strategically propels companies forward by providing highly customized supply chain solutions that are proven to reduce costs, increase transactional visibility and maximize operating efficiency. Using the industry’s most advanced technology, as well as an experienced team of network engineers, strategists, analysts, and operations managers, KINEXO provides forward-thinking solutions that bring logistics and supply chain functions together for customer ease and increased profitability. For more information, visit

Vantix Logistics Company Logo

Vantix is a leading provider of third-party logistics, offering a supply chain solution for logistics and freight management needs. Vantix utilizes industry-leading software to create the most efficient and cost-effective supply chain solutions for customers with specialized logistics needs. Using state-of-the-art technology, they can provide centralized information management and customized solutions. For more information, visit

Empire Distributors Company Logo

Empire Distributors, Inc. is a leader in the distribution of spirits, wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages. Empire distributes spirits, wine, beer, and non-alcoholic beverages across multiple channels including bars, restaurants, grocery stores, and convenience stores. It currently serves the states of Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. Together with its associated companies, Empire employs over 1,700 teammates across 14 distribution locations. It offers over 15,000 unique products and sells over 10 million cases of beverages annually. Empire Distributors’ mission is to be the very best in market at Building Brands and Developing People. For more information, visit

C.D. Hartnett Company Logo

Since 1880, the name C.D. Hartnett has been synonymous with customer service and satisfaction. The C.D. Hartnett Company is a full-line grocery distributor serving the convenience store and foodservice industries. For more information, visit