We’ve been supplying products to the traveling public for over 130 years.

Illustrated Map of the West Bottoms, 1895, Kansas City, Missouri

Our Mission

We listen carefully & actively, to gain a clear understanding of your airline’s needs. We design programs that effectively & efficiently meet your goals with ease. Our ultimate goal is to be a partner that you can rely upon. We are here to bring clarity, lightness, and efficiency to your workplace.

Racket Headquarters 1947, Kansas City, Missouri

Racket today, Kansas City, Missouri

How We Help

Illustrated Map of the West Bottoms, 1895, Kansas City, Missouri

Our History

Racket was founded in Kansas City in 1891 as an outfitting post for travelers moving west on the Santa Fe and Oregon Trails.  Over the years, we have evolved from a general store, to a restaurant supply company, and now to an international airline supply company. 

Today we find Racket in the 6th Generation of ownership and operation, still held by the Hoagland Family. With a history like this, it's no wonder Racket is considered one of the most reliable and consistent suppliers in the airline industry.

To best serve our large international customer base, we have office locations in Kansas City, Brussels and Hong Kong.  We can ensure that a member of Racket's staff will always be available to quickly and conveniently serve you – on your terms, in your time zone.

Interior of Racket Merchandise Co. at 515 Main, circa 1910

Our Culture

We’ve learned a thing or two over the last century… 

The importance of flexibility, creativity, and simplicity. Our company’s evolution from the days of covered wagons to the days of commercial aviation wouldn’t have been possible without a culture of creative problem solving and ingenuity. 

The value of honest, straight forward, and open communication. With daily review of all incoming and outgoing orders, we can ensure that our customers are never caught without the products that they need.

Diversity & Sustainability 

Racket is a certified diverse supplier 

Travel can bring people together in a way that no other industry can. We draw from our extensive global experiences, combine them with our unique perspective as a WBE certified diverse supplier, and create a space for exceptional connection and service.

We honor the essential need for simplicity & sustainability. From the beginning of a new product design, all the way through to the final delivery of a shipment, we prioritize a sustainable, low impact, and streamlined operation every step of the way.