Leader in food distribution buying groups.

Now more than ever, independent distributors need an organization that supports them to the fullest, and Golbon provides that assistance. With over 200 members nationwide, Golbon is the leading foodservice buying group nationally, leveraging our members strength and unity to develop programs that enhance a distributor’s bottom line.

We are catalysts for change. Complex situations, cultures and business challenges – these are the elements in which we thrive. We love to collaborate with our members as we exchange ideas and create plans to implement change.

Our goal is to find innovative and effective solutions to move people and organizations through their challenges. We are experienced in the food service industry and our obsession with helping members grow and prosper has yielded millions of dollars in savings and financial returns to our 200-plus distributor members each year.

No matter what the need, Golbon has the solution and personnel to ensure success.

Golbon publicly announces Golbon360 on the newly designed Golbon.com website.

2022

Golbon hosts the first virtual conference under the recommended CDC guidelines for safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020

Golbon partnered with Afflink to expand their paper, disposable and jan/san offerings.

2018

Golbon introduced MarketIQ to provide market insight and targeted marketing and selling opportunities.

2017

Golbon surpassed 200 distributor members and the new brand image launched.

2014

Golbon launched Suga’ Mae’s Sweet Treats, a turnkey bakery program.

2014

Golbon's existing design department was rebranded to Lumen Creative to reflect all services available to members.

2013

Golbon celebrates 50 years serving our independent food distributor members.

2013

GoldStone Cafe was started, a complete hot beverage program, and GoldStone Grill, a turnkey roller grill program.

2009

GoldStone brand was developed to arm our convenience store distributors with a brand they can develop with their customers.

2008

Golbon CSS was created for C-store distributors to maximize their foodservice purchases and develop purchasing and marketing concepts to further their growth.

2006

Golbon joined IPAP, the industry’s largest redistributor of refrigerated product, providing members more product offerings at competitive pricing.

1999

Golbon Logistics Services was introduced to support distributors in securing reliable, economical freight options.

1998

Golbon Protein Advantage was established to provide distributors with a resource to purchase center-of-the-plate products.

1995

Golbon Training Services was formed to aid distributors in training their associates.

1989

Company name changed to Golbon, our brand.

1986

Golbon began offering broadline products with the addition of dry and refrigerated suppliers to help distributors with their total procurement needs.

1981

Bonded Frozen Foods was formed with a handful of distributors and suppliers.

1963