The Polep family has been in the distribution business for over 110 years. The original company, Polep Tobacco Company, was founded by Charles Polep in 1898 in Salem, Massachusetts. Over the past several years, Polep has acquired companies, expanded product lines, and added programs and value added services to better service the convenience store retailer.

Jeff Polep, President and owner of J. Polep Distribution attributes the success of his company to product diversification, a dedicated working staff, a loyal customer base and a commitment to superior customer service. J. Polep's objective is to service your business with the programs and value added services that they offer.

J. Polep genuinely appreciates the opportunity to present their programs and value added services to your stores. J. Polep is committed to growing as the industry and business dictates. Many of the management tools they can provide to their customers are unique and innovative. With the changing market place, J. Polep is always looking for ways to grow your in-store sales and improve your margin dollars.


  • 1986

    Company Inception

  • 1992

    Acquired White Star Dist.

  • 1993

    Acquired Climax Candy

  • 1994

    Opened satellite warehouse in Worcester, MA

  • 1996

    Acquired E.T. Johnson



    Opened warehouse in Providence, RI

  • 1998

    Opened satellite warehouse in Woburn, MA



    Acquired NE Wholesale

  • 1999

    Acquired LBG Grocery

  • 2000

    Acquired E&J Dist.

  • 2001

    Acquired NE assets of Miller & Hartman Wholesale

  • 2002

    Opened satellite warehouse in Milford, CT

  • 2003

    Acquired distribution rights for Slush Puppie

  • 2007

    Added 14,000 square foot warehouse



    Opened Alcohol & Ice Cream Divisions

  • 2008

    Acquired Lesco Dist Co.



    Acquired T.B.I.


    Opened Rachael's Food Corp, USDA Approved Commissary

  • 2012

    Rachael's Food Corp Purchased Grote & Weigel and Mucke's