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First Source
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Why First Source?

the largest - and BEST - distributor, packager, and manufacturer of candy, nuts and specialty foods in the United States. With value-added expertise in worldwide sourcing, customized packaging, and logistics, we have grown to be one of the most reputable players in the confectionery and specialty food categories. We have a proven track record in providing quality products and programs that are superior in the market place.
Why First Source?

The First Source Advantage

Outstanding Service

First Source understands that choosing the right distribution partner for your business is an important decision.  With coast-to-coast state-of-the-art facilities, we have built a reliable supply chain system to insure your orders are filled correctly and delivered on time, without compromising product quality and safety.  Our knowledgeable customer service teams are ready to assist you with any information you require throughout the order-to-cash process, and our dedicated sales and broker network will be with you every step of the way to simplify your experience.  With our customer in mind, the entire Team stands behind our motto:  Quality - Consistency - Service


Whether you are dedicated to candy or offer candies and specialty snacks as an added offering for your consumer, we have a robust product portfolio across various categories to meet your needs.  We have thousands of bulk and packaged everyday selections from a who's who of brands from around the world and strong control brand lines.  However, we don’t stop there – check out our seasonal catalogs and exciting new items.  If you would like to see an item or product line added to our strong product portfolio, contact us with your suggestion.


Bringing the right product assortment into your store is only part of the battle. Converting your customer from browser to buyer is critical to your success. With our decades of experience – some team members have even owned and managed their own stores – we know the importance of showcasing your great products to grab the consumer’s attention. We can advise you on the most effective ways to merchandise products in your store to drive sales and profitability.

Easy to Do Business With

We know that you are busy running your store and adhering to specific hours of operation to call-in your First Source order can be a challenge. That’s why we have developed our online ordering tool for you to place your order when YOU want. Whether it’s before breakfast, in the middle of the day, or after your store is closed for the evening, simply login to your account and begin your order using our robust Everyday Catalog of Confections and Specialty Gourmet Foods. Create your personalized account today so you can begin to benefit from our easy-to-use online ordering portal.

Category Management

Consumer demands continue to evolve with each passing day. Knowing whether the products you offer are part of that evolution can be a challenge. With decades of combined experience, our sales and marketing teams will guide you towards the right product assortment based on the latest shopper insights, relevant industry data, and on-trend flavor profiles. Specializing in may categories, including confectionery, gourmet and specialty foods, snacking, and beverages, our product portfolio is continually enhanced to offer your consumers the best product available on the market to drive your sales and profitability.

Private Label Program

A strong private label program is vital for retailers to build consumer loyalty and brand equity. But where do you begin?  Rely on First Source's category knowledge and history to create a strong program for your business.  We know the importance of delivering a complete program to build consumer trust and loyalty.  We stand behind our manufacturing processes and will treat your brand as if it is our own. Our Product Development and Graphics teams are experienced in crafting programs using the latest consumer and industry trends. If you want to create a high-quality, on-trend private label program, we are your First Source.

Quality & Food Safety Management

Using the latest integrated supplier, quality and regulatory management software, we have built a strong database and tracking system to maintain the highest quality standards and product traceability available in the industry today. We are also on the cutting edge of new food safety and quality programs for maximum protection of your customer and brand. With food and beverage regulations constantly evolving, let us do the work for you so you can focus on driving sales and profitability for your business.

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