AMCON Expands Reach in Arkansas


AMCON Distributing Company, an Omaha, Neb.-based consumer products company is increasing its wholesale distribution presence in the Northwest Arkansas market by acquiring the convenience store distribution assets of Discount Distributors from its parent Harps Food Stores Inc., Reuters reported.  


“We are delighted that this acquisition will expand our distribution network in the State of Arkansas,” said Christopher Atayan, AMCON’s chairman and CEO. “Discount Distributor’s management team has maintained excellent long-term relationships in the marketplace and will be a solid fit with our service oriented culture. With this acquisition we welcome over 300 new customers to the AMCON family. Our reliable service and expanded product offerings enhance the range of their profit making opportunities.”


This acquisition will be funded through AMCON’s existing credit facilities and will add a sixth branch to its system that will be located in Springdale, Ark. Fiscal 2008 sales for the assets acquired totaled about $59.8 million.


AMCON is a leading wholesale distributor of consumer products, including beverages, candy, tobacco, groceries, foodservice, frozen and chilled foods, and health and beauty care products with distribution centers in Illinois, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota and South Dakota.








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