Three Key Beverage Wholesalers Join Forces in the Pacific Northwest
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, LLCowned equallyby 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," says Craig Stein.
Closing is scheduled to take place March 31.