April 22, 2015

Temple, TX — McLane Grocery Distribution, a business unit of McLane Company, Inc., launched the McLane Kitchen for its customers in the Convenience, Grocery, Drug and Mass Market channels. McLane Kitchen is a comprehensive, customizable solution to help generate optimum sales and profits in the rapidly growing, highly profitable foodservice business.

Unlike other foodservice offerings that take an item/equipment approach, the McLane Kitchen approaches foodservice from the consumer’s point of view in terms of types of foods preferred, by day part. It provides useful category insights on consumption trends and top-selling national brands and programs. And, McLane Kitchen solutions are customized to fit each retailer’s unique foodservice at retail objectives.

“With over 175 foodservice supplier relationships which include industry-leading food, beverage and equipment suppliers, McLane is in a position to offer a variety of high-quality, adaptable and cost effective programs to our customers—regardless of their size” said Grant Demers, Director Merchandising, McLane Grocery Distribution.

Holly Veale, Merchandising Manager, stated: “Our communication efforts include a restaurant-style menu that displays offerings and programs as meal opportunities—breakfast, lunch, appetizers, snacks, desserts and around-the-clock favorites. In addition, we’ve developed an entertaining and educational video series, ‘McLane Kitchen, on a Mission.’”

To learn more, visit mclanekitchen.com.

About McLane: McLane Company, Inc., is a $46 billion supply chain services leader, providing grocery and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States.

McLane, through McLane Grocery, McLane Foodservice and foodservice acquisition, Meadowbrook Meat Company, Inc., (MBM), operates 80 distribution centers and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 90,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc.

McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK) and employs 25,000 teammates.