As a premier wine and spirits wholesaler, Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has built an organization that supports not only the needs of its suppliers and customers, but also the communities it serves.
Jack Belsito, managing partner of First Bev, will assume CEO role
August 16, 2021
Health-Ade, Los Angeles, announced that long-standing partner First Bev has acquired a controlling stake in the company. The deal also is backed by powerhouse investors including Manna Tree, a Vail, Colo.-based investment firm committed to improving human health through nutrition.
Refresco, Rotterdam, Netherlands, entered into an agreement with The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, to acquire three of its production locations in the United States. This transaction is subject to regulatory approval.
PepsiCo retains exclusive US distribution rights of chilled DSD for small-format, foodservice channels
August 3, 2021
PepsiCo Inc., Purchase, N.Y., has entered into an agreement with PAI Partners (PAI) to sell Tropicana, Naked and other select juice brands across North America, and an irrevocable option to sell certain juice businesses in Europe, which will result in combined pre-tax cash proceeds of approximately $3.3 billion while retaining a 39% non-controlling interest in a newly formed joint venture. PAI, a leading private equity firm with strong experience in the food and beverage space, will be the majority shareholder of the transferred business, with PepsiCo retaining exclusive U.S. distribution rights to the portfolio of brands in its chilled direct-store-delivery for small-format and foodservice channels.
Acquisition will add approximately 9,000 customers to North American network
July 19, 2021
Primo Water Corp., Tampa, Fla., announced that Primo Water North America (PWNA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Primo, substantially acquired all of the assets of The Sweetwater Co. Inc., doing business as Earth2O. The bottled water company is based in Oregon and known for its commitment to sustainable water, environmental responsibility and natural, pure spring water from Oregon's Cascade Range.
Inglenook, Domaine de Broglie Winery and vineyard remains owned by Coppola Family
June 24, 2021
Delicato Family Wines, Napa, Calif., and Francis Ford Coppola Winery announced that they will come together under one roof, strengthening the families' legacies. Under the terms of the agreement, the Francis Ford Coppola wine portfolio and two facilities anchored in Sonoma County, the Francis Ford Coppola Winery and the Virginia Dare Winery located in Geyserville, including the Archimedes Vineyard, will join Delicato.
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