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 
Monterey Mushrooms Loudon 500 Retail foodservice distribution
CVS Knox/Loudon 494 Pharmaceutical distribution
American Book Company Jefferson 471 Distributes closeout books
FedEx World Service Center Knox 450 Shipping
DeRoyal Industries Knox 400 Pharmaceutical distribution
Custom Foods of Amercia Knox 400 Restaurants, food service
Coca-Cola Bottling Company Knoxville 400 Bottling & soft drink distribution
Pepsi Beverage Co. Knox 305 Soft drink distribution
H.T. Hackney Roane 302 Grocery distribution
Melaleuca Inc. Knox 300 Personal care, household cleaning & wellness products
Reinhart Foodservice ,LLC Blount 265 Distributor of general line groceries to resaurants
House-Hasson Hardware Co. Inc. Knox 256 Hardware distribution
U.S. Foodservice Blount 250 Wholesale food distribution
Kelsan Inc. Knox 236 Distributes sanitation supplies 
Reily foods Co. (JFG Coffee) Knox 200 Distributes coffee, tea, seasonings & dressings
Cherokee Distributing Co. Knox 200 Beverage distribution
Empire Distributors, Inc. Blount 80 Distributes to bars, restaurants, retail wine & spirits stores
Delta Apparel Anderson 51 Distribution
Veritiv Knox 51 Distributes paper supplies
Sysco Knoxville Knox 46 Restaurants, hotels, schools, hospitals food distribution

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2023