Ranked among the largest food distributors in the United States, Golden State Foods has been delivering the difference to iconic customers for nearly five decades, setting the standard for distribution in the foodservice industry. Today, GSF delivers hundreds of millions of cases to thousands of customers throughout the U.S. and in selected global regions. An industry leader in quality and efficiency, GSF consistently delivers outstanding reliability and customer service, while exceeding the highest standards in food safety and cleanliness. Its fleet of more than 650 trucks travels more than 40 million miles each year.
Golden State Foods is a recognized leader in efficiency and quality service within the foodservice distribution industry, setting a standard of excellence for nearly five decades.
Innovative Custom Technology
Golden State Foods is dedicated to continuously improving its operations in order to benefit its valued, iconic customers. GSF was among the first companies to embrace the one-stop-shopping concept – now an industry standard – for warehousing and distribution of all items used by a quick service restaurant. Today, GSF continues to provide customer and system solutions through innovation, offering custom options to meet a variety of customer needs.
GSF has received the highest rating from the American Institute of Baking for the cleanliness of its distribution warehouses and each distribution center is HACCP-certified. Warehouse workers and drivers are continually trained in product care and handling and GSF drivers have earned the Department of Transportation’s highest highway safety rating. The company also holds the Silliker Platinum Award record for its ongoing dedication to progressive food safety. This includes a number of perfect scores at a variety of centers around the U.S.
GSF operates 22 distribution locations – 21 in the U.S. and one in Cairo, Egypt.
Warehousing, Leasing and Freight Management
In addition to its outstanding distribution services, GSF provides warehousing at all its DCs as well as in selected geographic locations around the world. This includes Cairo, Egypt and Toronto, Canada.
The company also runs Centralized Leasing Corporation (CLC) to centrally procure GSF equipment. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, CLC efficiently purchases a variety of equipment such as tractors, trailers, forklifts, reach trucks, order pickers, man lifts, etc., leveraging its economies of scale.
Likewise, GSF formed Centralized Freight Management (CFM Logistics) to help customers more efficiently manage their transportation and shipping needs through a network of independent carriers that are used on an as-needed basis
Quality Custom Distribution
Centralized Freight Management