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December 3, 2021 11:00 AM, EST

McLane Names Chris Smith to Lead Grocery Unit

McLane driver making delivery A McLane driver makes a delivery. (McLane via Twitter)

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McLane Co. Inc. announced Chris Smith joined the company as president of McLane Grocery, a $33 billion business unit that provides supply chain service to more than 70,000 retail locations.

Most recently, Smith was chief supply chain officer at Walgreens Boots Alliance, where he oversaw supply chain functions for 9,200 U.S.-based Walgreens stores through 16 distribution centers and 9,000 warehouse employees.

McLane Co. ranks No. 8 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest private carriers in North America.

McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. It is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. — Transport Topics

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