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McLane Co. Extends Multi-Year Agreement With Pilot Flying J

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 11:53 am

Temple, Texas-based supply chain services provider McLane Co. has extended a multi-year agreement for 530 Pilot Flying J Travel Center locations. McLane’s ability to service all stores within the 42 states where Pilot Flying J operates was a factor in the company’s decision to extend the agreement, according to Laura Palenkas, Pilot Flying J’s VP of marketing and merchandising.

“In addition to consistent service levels, McLane provides customer service and technology offerings that are efficient and effective,” Palenkas added. “McLane distributes a wide variety of products for us, including large retail package sizes that accommodate our traveling guests. Plus they’ve demonstrated an ability to adapt while supporting our proprietary foodservice offerings.”

Tim Campbell, McLane director of sales, said, “We’re proud to continue our relationship with Pilot Flying J. Pilot Flying J’s commitment to superior customer service, teammate connection and long-term relationships provide an extraordinary chemistry between our organizations and serves as the foundation for future development and growth.”

Pilot Flying J is headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, and has more than 650 retail locations, 52 Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Centers (Wingfoot) and 44 Boss Shops. The Pilot Flying J network provides drivers with access to more than 70,000 parking spaces for trucks, 4,800 showers and more than 4,400 diesel lanes offering Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) at the pump.

McLane Co. is a $48 billion company providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for U.S. convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants. McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and wholly owned subsidiary, Meadowbrook Meat Co., operates 80 distribution centers and one of the largest private fleets in the U.S. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway and employs more than 20,000 people.

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