Brandon Barnholt

Chief Executive Officer at KeHE Distributors at KeHE Distributors
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Brandon has served in his current capacity as the President & CEO of KeHE Distributors since March of 2007. Under Brandon's leadership, the company has grown from a Midwest specialty food distributor to one of the leading Natural & Organic, Specialty, and Fresh Food distributors in North America. KeHE distributes nearly 75,000 items and serves over 30,000 stores across almost every channel of retail from seventeen distribution centers in the U.S. and Canada.

Brandon is on the Board of Directors of World Finer Foods, Atlantic Beverage Company, and two professional organizations – Food Marketing Institute (FMI), and The CEO Forum. In addition, Brandon serves as an advisor or board member to many start-ups or early stage companies and has been deeply committed to the Chicago area Young Life Organization for more than a decade.

Under Brandon’s leadership, KeHE has become a B Corp, and is deeply committed to the Organic and Good Food movement. Brandon and his wife have three children, two of whom are in the food business, and six grandchildren, and serve many organizations in the U.S. and around the globe related to providing a hand up for those less fortunate.

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  • Supply continues to challenge our industry as brands adapt to Next Normal demand. Our team is working closer than ever with the supplier community to ensure KeHE receives equitable supply based on forward looking growth rates.

    7 January 2022
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