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DALLAS, TEXAS, NOVEMBER 22, 2021 – Ben E. Keith, a leader in fine food and premium beverage distribution, celebrates their 115th year in business Tuesday, November 23. The Beverage division is the third-largest independent wholesaler in the country and the largest distributor in the Anheuser-Busch wholesaler family. Beverage maintains fourteen sales and distribution centers across the state of Texas, distributing not only Anheuser-Busch products but also spirits, wine, craft & import beers, and nonalcoholic beverages. 

Mr. Keith started his career delivering dry goods on a horse and buggy, and his vision and leadership turned Ben E. Keith into a distribution powerhouse. Tapping into beverage distribution in a deal with Adolphus Busch was an easy transition, and both businesses continued to soar. The company named the Hallam Family to continue building the legacy. In 1980 the Food division shifted from predominately produce to a full-service, broadline food distributor. The Beverage division entered the craft and specialty beer market in 2008 and continues diversification of portfolio distributing wine, spirits, and nonalcoholic beverages. Ben E. Keith’s story began over 100 years ago and gets better every year.  CEO John Hallam believes, “Our partners know that they are backed by a century of experience, a history of excellence, and peace of mind for the future.”

Operating as a conscientious corporate citizen is a top priority of Ben E. Keith. “We pride ourselves on being active, contributing members of the communities we serve, and we are committed to our continued partnerships and successes on a local level,” says Beverage Division President Kevin Bartholomew, “and we look forward to the next 115 years!” 





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About Ben E. Keith Beverages

Ben E. Keith Company, established in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1933. Today, Ben E. Keith Company’s Beverage division is the third-largest independent beer wholesaler in the country. With fourteen Sales & Distribution Centers the company operates throughout the state of Texas and distributes import beers, craft beers, spirits, wine products and nonalcoholic beverages. For more information, please visit Follow us on