DALLAS, SEPTEMBER 16, 2022 – Ben E. Keith Beverage, a leader in premium beverage distribution, will celebrate its over 500 driver and service team members throughout the week of September 18th. With fourteen distribution and sales centers in the state of Texas, these hard-working individuals are responsible for delivering and merchandising over 40 million cases of product per year. From offloading trucks to inventory to merchandising, our drivers and service team members are one of the most essential components of the beverage industry. Our retail partners' shelves are stocked with various products and brands to provide the consumer with abundant choices, with over 2,800 active SKUs on any given day. Ben E. Keith Beverages services the entire state of Texas with over 18,000 accounts. The drivers average over 617,000 deliveries in a year or almost 2,500 stops per day.
While employee appreciation and recognition are part of the Ben E. Keith culture, these appreciation weeks are designed to be particularly special. In addition to the standard provisions of waters and re-hydration beverages provided daily, each branch has a week of fun activities planned, from giving out grab-n-go meals and snacks to distributing Visa gift cards and conducting raffle drawings for fun prizes and cookouts. Driver Miguel Lopez says, "recognition for a job well done is great, and I feel appreciated when the company dedicates a whole week to celebrate our hard work and long hours. It helps make it worth it, especially knowing the work management puts into the week."
"I love working for Ben E. Keith because of how our company makes me feel as an employee," says Kenneth Cox, Service Team Manager. "In my opinion, when you recognize an employee, it helps them see their value, as well as their contributions to the success of their team and the company overall."
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ABOUT BEN E. KEITH BEVERAGES
Ben E. Keith Company, established in 1906, began selling Anheuser-Busch products in 1928. 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, seltzers, spirits, wine products, and nonalcoholic beverages. For more information, please visit www.benekeith.com. Follow us on Facebook @benekeith and on Instagram @benekeithbevs.