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

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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