2019 Top Grocery Carriers

2019 Essential Management and Operating Information for the 100 Largest Private Carriers in North America
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Top Grocery Carriers

Ranksort descending 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
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics, Top 100

Washington Supreme Court Finds State Not at Fault for Skagit River Bridge Collapse

Collapsed Skagit River Bridge 2013

The Supreme Court of Washington has determined the Washington Department of Transportation cannot be held at fault for an interstate bridge collapse that occurred in 2013.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Forward Air Reports Profit Dip, Robust Revenue

Forward Air truck

Forward Air Corp. reported strong third-quarter earnings, including skyrocketing revenue, when the Greeneville, Tenn., company announced financial results Oct. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100

Saia Reports 37th Consecutive Quarter of Growth

Saia truck crosses bridge

Saia Inc. reported mixed third-quarter financial results Oct. 30, missing Wall Street’s expectations for earnings but surpassing analysts’ forecasts for revenue.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2019
Business, Logistics, Top 100, TCA

Swift Logistics to Close Pennsylvania Warehouse

Knight and Swift trucks

Swift Logistics will close its warehouse in Springettsbury Township, Pa., on Dec. 31, and 56 employees will be laid off.

Daniel Urie | Pennlive.com
October 30, 2019
Business, Equipment, Fuel, Logistics, Top 100

Canadian Carrier Mullen Sees Q3 Earnings Decline as Oil Shipments Fall

Mullen truck

Canadian carrier Mullen Group Ltd. posted a 6.4% decline in net income in the third quarter, to C$20.5 million or 20 cents per share, according to a company news release Oct. 24.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

UPS to Upgrade Health Care-Dedicated Warehouse Network

UPS CNG truck

UPS Inc. will add major upgrades to its health care-dedicated warehouse and distribution network, according to an Oct. 28 news release.

Jim Stinson | Staff Reporter
October 28, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Top 100

FedEx E-Commerce Revamp Jolts Delivery Army by Piling on Costs

FedEx truck

FedEx Corp.’s drive to reap the rewards of e-commerce is stirring anxiety among some of the company’s most important partners: the thousands of small businesses that handle its ground deliveries.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
October 28, 2019
Top 100

Old Dominion Misses Wall Street Expectations With Q3 Earnings

Old Dominion

Old Dominion Freight Line cited slowing economic growth for third-quarter financial results that declined on a year-over-year basis and missed Wall Street expectations.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 27, 2019
Business, Top 50, Top 100

XPO Partners With Susan G. Komen

XPO, Susan G. Komen partner

XPO Logistics Inc. said it will partner with Susan G. Komen, a nonprofit breast cancer organization, in a campaign to raise awareness about the disease.

October 25, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, Top 100, TCA

XPO Logistics Launches Partnership With MIT

Aerial view of MIT

GREENWICH, Conn. — XPO Logistics Inc. announced Oct. 24 that it was teaming up with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to advance innovation in its industry.

Paul Schott | The Advocate (Stamford, Conn.)
October 24, 2019

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