Distribution Companies

An excellent transportation system for moving goods, a trained and affordable workforce and a pro-business climate make the Knoxville region an ideal choice for the distribution/logistics industry.

Company Location Number of Employees Service
United Parcel Service (UPS) Knox 1,450 Delivers parcels to businesses & individuals
Keurig Green Mountain Knox 900 Wholesale coffee distribution, mail order catalog, internet sales, manufacturer 
DeRoyal Industries Knox 785 Pharmaceutical distribution
Monterey Mushrooms Loudon 550 Retail foodservice distribution
CVS Knox/Loudon 500 Pharmaceutical distribution
FedEx World Service Center Knox 450 Shipping
Custom Foods of Amercia Knox 400 Restaurants, food service
Melaleuca Inc. Knox 390 Personal care, household cleaning & wellness products
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Knoxville 382 Bottling & soft drink distribution
Pepsi Beverage Co. Knox 353 Soft drink distribution
House-Hasson Hardware Co. Inc. Knox 350 Hardware distribution
American Book Company Jefferson 310 Distributes closeout books
Reinhart Foodservice ,LLC Blount 265 Distributor of general line groceries to resaurants
U.S. Foodservice Blount 300 Wholesale food distribution
H.T. Hackney Roane 300 Grocery distribution
Sysco Knoxville Knox 215 Restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals food distribution
Kelsan Inc. Knox 201 Distributes sanitation supplies 
Cherokee Distributing Co. Knox 200 Beverage distribution
Alba Health Roane 165 Distributes health care products
Reily foods Co. (JFG Coffee) Knox 175 Distributes coffee, tea, seasonings & dressings
Empire Distributors, Inc. Blount 80 Distributes to bars, restaurants, retail wine & spirits stores
Veritiv Knox 50 Distributes paper supplies
Delta Apparel Anderson 35 Distribution
Unified Marine, Inc. Cocke 29 Marine product distribution

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2020