THREE KEY BEVERAGE WHOLESALERS JOIN FORCES TO FORM NEW DISTRIBUTION POWERHOUSE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST – REPRESENTING CRAFT/SPECIALTY BEER, WINE AND SPIRITS BRANDS
Seattle, Washington – January 23th, 2017 – Click Wholesale Distributing, Inc. and Click Distributing East, Inc., key Craft/Specialty Beer, Wine and Spirits distributors throughout the Pacific Northwest officially announced the sale of their company, pending supplier approval, to Craig Stein Beverage (CSB) who will simultaneously partner with the Odom Corporation to form Northwest Beverages, LLC owned equally by C. Stein, Inc. and The Odom Corporation.
The ownership teams believe the benefit from the combined organization will enhance the resources and expertise to better serve the growing needs and competitive challenges of this regional market: from Seattle to Vancouver to Boise to Coeur D’Alene to Spokane. The existing Click organizations will continue to operate independently for the foreseeable future. Click will offer its highly successful personnel and best practices to the overall Odom and CSB organizations and vice versa. This unique combination will make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. Click management and substantially all of the Click staff will continue with the new organization including Jim Florio as the Vice President/General Manager of the Western WA Click operation and Terry Nichols as Vice President/General Manager of the Eastern WA/North ID Click operation; Rick Steckler and Josh Davis will provide consulting services for the overall group.
Northwest Beverages will represent some of the finest Craft/Specialty/Import Beer, Wine and Spirits brands from its backyard in the Pacific Northwest as well as from points around the United States and the world. “We are excited that the strength of Odom and CSB combined with the addition of the Click organizations will create a larger and stronger Northwest distribution network. We are confident this will lead to increased market service and penetration capabilities that would be an additional benefit to the suppliers and customers of all the involved companies” said Craig Stein.
Closing is scheduled to take place March 31, 2017.
Craig Stein Beverage (CSB) is a Vancouver, Washington, based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales and marketing of beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages. Craig Stein Beverage has been in business for over 26 years with distribution centers in SW Washington and Boise, Sun Valley, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Idaho and Nyssa, Oregon For additional information about Craig Stein Beverage, please visit www.csbeverage.com or call 360-823-2536.
The Odom Corporation is a Bellevue, Washington based company that provides wholesale distribution, sales, and marketing of beer, non-alcoholic and soft drink beverages in Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, and Idaho. For additional information about The Odom Corporation, visit www.odomcorp.com or please call 425-456-3535.