About Us

Palmer Foodservice is a family-owned and operated, full-line food service distributor. We are located in Shelbyville Tennessee. We serve middle Tennessee, northern Alabama and southern Kentucky. (Click here to view our distribution area in detail.)


Service, product quality, and customer satisfaction are our top priorities.


When we talk about our mission and values, we are talking about the principles set forth by our founder, Jack Palmer Sr. – or Mr. Jack, as most people knew him. These principles include a strong commitment to service, a sense of responsibility to the customer, and a dedication to quality. These are the traits Mr. Jack built our company on when he started as a produce distributor in 1948. He created a culture that's deep-rooted and alive in our company today. It drives everything we do.


Our mission is to serve our customers by providing excellent customer service and premium quality food products at a fair price. We meet our customers' food service needs while providing customer service that consistently exceeds expectations. This notion of service has been a family tradition for us for over six decades.