We’re proud of our history. We were founded in 1952 by Art Kehe, an independent retailer who saw a need in the market to better service store owners. Almost 70 years later, we’re proud to be employee-owned.
With more than 6,000 employee-owners and a 16-distribution center network across North America, we’re one of the largest and most respected national fresh, natural & organic and specialty food distributors. Where we go, we spread the word on healthy eating, sustainable living, and responsible business with integrity. And we back it up with a large distribution network and advanced performance metrics that assure goodness follows to our vendor partners and retail grocers.
We’re passionate about innovation. By combining consumer insights, market data, and a curated item assortment with product knowledge and merchandising expertise, we deliver actionable data-backed solutions to keep our partners relevant, fresh and ahead of the pack.
We’re also passionate about business with integrity. As a proud Certified B Corporation, we take care of our people and those less fortunate through our philanthropic arm, the KeHE Cares Foundation.
We contribute at least 10% of our annual profits to a foundation overseen by our Outreach Committee made up of employees. By inviting our employees to take service trips and supporting organizations where our people are directly involved, we hope to transition the people we serve from dependence to dignity and our employees from business success toward a greater significance.