About Upper Lakes Foods

Our Facilities & Territory

We are Minnesota’s largest independent food distributor. Knowledgeable drivers and our ever-growing fleet of vehicles allow us to efficiently serve customers through other parts of the Upper Midwest as well, including: Wisconsin, North Dakota, Iowa, Illinois and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Our entire fleet is equipped with three temperature controlled compartments ensuring your items arrive in quality condition, regardless of what part of our service area you are in. Knowledgeable drivers and our growing fleet of vehicles guarantees we meet deliveries within our service area on-time.


We are headquartered in Cloquet, Minnesota with an additional facility in Northfield, Minnesota. The two locations utilize a centralized headquarters. The streamlined operations allow communication between our customers and staff to occur in a single phone call. This team approach with regional reach helps our team bring our customers success at a competitive price.


Headquarters, Cloquet, Minnesota

  • 185,000 square foot office and warehouse
  • 60 tractors and 80 trailers
  • 14,000+ products
  • 300+ employees

Northfield Facility

  • 76,640 square foot office and warehouse
  • 1200+ products
  • 84 employees
  • Services metro area and chain business