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 819 Pharmaceutical distribution
Monterey Mushrooms Loudon 550 Retail foodservice distribution
CVS Knox/Loudon 494 Pharmaceutical distribution
FedEx World Service Center Knox 450 Shipping
American Book Company Jefferson 450 Distributes closeout books
Custom Foods of Amercia Knox 400 Restaurants, food service
House-Hasson Hardware Co. Inc. Knox 350 Hardware distribution
Melaleuca Inc. Knox 321 Personal care, household cleaning & wellness products
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Knoxville 300 Bottling & soft drink distribution
Pepsi Beverage Co. Knox 300 Soft drink distribution
U.S. Foodservice Blount 300 Wholesale food distribution
H.T. Hackney Roane 300 Grocery distribution
Reinhart Foodservice ,LLC Blount 265 Distributor of general line groceries to resaurants
Sysco Knoxville Knox 230 Restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals food distribution
Reily foods Co. (JFG Coffee) Knox 175 Distributes coffee, tea, seasonings & dressings
Alba Health Roane 130 Distributes health care products
Cherokee Distributing Co. Knox 128 Beverage distribution
Kelsan Inc. Knox 125 Distributes sanitation supplies 
Empire Distributors, Inc. Blount 80 Distributes to bars, restaurants, retail wine & spirits stores
Delta Apparel Anderson 51 Distribution
Veritiv Knox 50 Distributes paper supplies
Unified Marine, Inc. Cocke 29 Marine product distribution

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2021