2019 Top Grocery Carriers

2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Up Front
Competition has heated up in food and oil sectors.
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Private fleets are expanding to meet consumer expectations for e-commerce.

Top Grocery Carriers

Rank Company Tractors
1 McLane Grocery 1,905
2 Albertsons 1,420
3 United Natural Foods Inc. (UNFI) 1,355
4 Ahold Delhaize Group 1,052
5 Kroger Co. 867
6 Publix Super Markets 625
7 H-E-B Grocery Co. 530
8 SpartanNash 525
9 C & S Wholesale Grocers 490
10 Bozzuto's Inc. 251
11 Unified Grocers 245
12 Meijer Inc. 240
13 Hy-Vee Inc. 237
14 Wegmans Food Markets 174
15 Save Mart Supermarkets 115
16 Willow Run Foods 88
17 Smart & Final 81
18 Schnuck Markets 69
19 Golub Corp./Price Chopper 68
20 U R M Stores 60
21 The Grocery Supply Co. 55
22 Tops Friendly Markets 50
23 Brookshire Brothers 45
24 Amazon/Whole Foods 24
25 Eastland Food Corp. 16
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Top 100 News
Business, Technology, Top 100

PepsiCo to Switch From Plastic to Cans for Aquafina Water

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PepsiCo Inc., facing an industrywide backlash against plastic, will experiment with putting its Aquafina water in cans.

Craig Giammona | Bloomberg News
June 27, 2019
Business, Top 100

FedEx Reports Mixed Earnings Results, Says 2020 Will Be Transitional Year

A FedEx Express truck on a highway in Kentucky

FedEx Corp. said its net income fell to negative territory in the fiscal fourth quarter, blunted by costs at its divisions as well as reorganization after a buyout.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
June 25, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics, Top 50, Top 100

FedEx Lobs New Attack on Trade Limits as China Threat Looms

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FedEx Corp. has fired a new weapon in the simmering U.S.-China trade war, suing the Trump administration to block enforcement of trade restrictions that had placed the company in Beijing’s crosshairs.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
June 25, 2019
Business, Top 100

Interactive Map: Where the 2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers Are in North America

Interactive TT 100 For-Hire Carrier map

Find out where the carriers are by regions in North America.

June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

Top 100 For-Hire Quiz

To 100 For-Hire Quiz

After you've absorbed the changes and trends in this year's Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings, take our interactive quiz! 

June 24, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

How a Business-Savvy Mother and Her Sons Built Two Men and a Truck

Two Men and a Truck

All of Brig Sorber’s family played a part in the creation story of Two Men and a Truck, which has grown from humble origins into one of the largest moving companies in North America.

Marissa Gamache | Features Coordinator
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

Refrigerated, Flatbed Carriers See Surge in Business in 2018

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Refrigerated carriers posted uneven results in 2018 with several firms generating double-digit gains and others seeing a drop in revenue.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

LTL, Parcel Fleets Grow, but Outlook Mixed in Other Sectors

FedEx trucks

Revenue gains for less-than-truckload carriers were solid in 2018, with momentum coming from increased manufacturing activity and retail sales, along with the loss of competition in some markets due to the shutdown of New England Motor Freight.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Top 100

Many Carriers Enjoy 2018 Banner Year for Revenue Growth

Revenue breakdown for trucking sectors

It was a historically great year for trucking in 2018 with robust growth in revenue and better margins, but not all companies saw the benefits of a strong economy.

Daniel P. Bearth | Senior Staff Writer
June 24, 2019
Business, Editorial, Top 100

2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carriers

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The strongest economy in decades drove big gains in 2018 for most, but not all, of the largest freight carriers in North America. Check out our 2019 Top 100 For-Hire Carrier rankings.

Dan Bearth | Senior Features Writer
June 24, 2019

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