Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), one of the nation’s leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors, acquired Natural State Distributing, an independently-owned wine and spirits distribution and import company in Fayetteville, Ark. Terms weren't disclosed.
“We are thrilled about the opportunities in Arkansas,” said Nick Mehall, RNDC President and CEO. “This purchase of Natural State opens new doors for our current and future suppliers and customers. We’re in closer proximity to one of our key customers, Walmart, and our presence in Arkansas will further strengthen our capabilities with other chain customers.”
“RNDC is a company best known for industry leading capabilities and extraordinary sales execution. This will allow Natural State to continue to meet the needs and provide best-in-class service to our current suppliers, as well as expand to include new ones,” said Natural State Distributing President Kim Crawford.
The acquisition is effective immediately.