Broadline Distributor Members

Harbor Foodservice
Merchants
Nicholas and Company
PFG
Shamrock Foodservice
Y Hata

A Stronger Edge on a Larger Scale

IMA members represent the largest regional distributor presence in their respective markets. What makes them powerful is the alliance they have with other industry pioneers who share their vision of success—and the support of IMA behind them. Because the alliance offers a collaborative business planning process and robust EXCLUSIVE BRAND portfolio, IMA distributor members are able to better compete on a national scale and differentiate themselves in the markets they serve.
Competitive opportunities don’t just present themselves as a result of sheer size. Through the exclusive partnership and its agile and strategy-centric culture, IMA provides:
  • Thorough business planning that delivers an optimized cost of goods at the item level to better meet the requirements of the market
  • Strategic and innovative marketing, member, and supplier networking events and other merchandising opportunities
  • A robust EXCLUSIVE BRAND portfolio
  • Commitment to quality, training, and food safety
  • GS1 completeness and support
  • A state-of-the-art test kitchen for in-depth cuttings and R&D
  • Other business services to help members effectively scale up, including category management, marketing, quality assurance and more

Distributor Alliance

Testimonials

See How Our Members Benefit From the Alliance
Harbor Foodservice

Harbor Foodservice

Harbor Foodservice is the largest locally owned and operated foodservice broadliner distributing in the Pacific Northwest. Founded in 1923, Harbor is backed by over 96 years of generational foodservice experience that has established them as a leader in their region.
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Merchants Foodservice

Merchants Foodservice

From humble beginnings in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, Merchants Foodservice has grown from a small corn mill into a leading food distributor and restaurant supplier. With their fleet of multi-temp food distribution trucks, they supply nine states from four modernized warehouse facilities in Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and South Carolina.
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Nicholas and Company

Nicholas and Company

Serving an eight state area, Nicholas and Company is an independent broadline foodservice distributor providing a wide range of resources to meet customers’ needs. Everything from their team of specialists to national alliances, and their knowledge and expertise on products moves business forward. Nicholas and Company’s Greek heritage and passion is a driving force to delivering the highest quality products and services. They are passionate about food. They are passionate about family. They are passionate about their community. And they are passionate about their customers’ success!
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PFG

Performance Food Group

Built on the many proud histories of our family of companies, Performance Food Group is a customer-centric foodservice distribution leader headquartered in Richmond, Virginia. Grounded by roots that date back to a grocery peddler in 1885, PFG today has a nationwide network of over 100 distribution facilities, thousands of talented associates and valued suppliers across the country. With the goal of helping our customers thrive, we market and deliver quality food and related products to over 200,000 locations including independent and chain restaurants, schools, business and industry locations, healthcare facilities, vending distributors, office coffee service distributors, big-box retailers, theaters and convenience stores.
Shamrock Foods

Shamrock Foods

The seventh largest U.S. foodservice distributor, founded in 1922 and still family-owned, Shamrock Foods Company has become a symbol of integrity in households and businesses, serving customers through a family of companies including Shamrock Foods and Shamrock Farms, the largest dairy in the Southwest.
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Y Hara

Y. Hata & Company

Y. Hata is the largest independent, family-owned foodservice distributor servicing the islands of Oahu, Kauai, Hawaii, and Maui. Founded in 1913, the company is a third-generation family owned business and is now recognized as the premier foodservice distributor, dedicated to bringing superior products and services to customers in their market region.
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