Marcus Food Co. is a thirty-two year old 'Center-of-the-plate' marketing company serving all phases of the food-service industry. Sales offices are located in nineteen locations in the United States and Canada. Our inventory is strategically placed in major cold storage facilities throughout North America so that we can create a customized distribution program to satisfy all your beef, turkey, pork, seafood, poultry, and further processed product needs.
Started by Howard Marcus in 1980, Marcus Food was a natural outgrowth from the Marcus' family ownership of the Excel Packing Company, founded by Sam Marcus in 1936. After going public in 1970 as Kansas Beef Industries, a merger with Missouri Beef Packers in 1974 resulted in MBPXL. With a subsequent sale to Cargill, Inc. in 1979. Howard formed Marcus Food Co. to facilitate buyer's purchasing needs in both food-service and retail.
We have had the privilege of receiving the Metro Award in 2002, 2003 and 2004. The Metro Award recognizes the fastest growing companies in a region.
In 2004, Marcus Food Co. was awarded the Kansas Exporter of the Year award from then, Governor Sebelius.
Marcus Food Co. believes in giving back to the community
. Howard and his wife Rose, were instrumental in the creation of the Marcus Welcome Center at Wichita State University. Also, Howard's parents have funded the Marcus Center for Continuing Education on the campus.