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    Eby-Brown to Acquire Fellow Distributor Liberty USA

    The deal extends its reach into the Northeast.

    NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Eby-Brown Co. LLC is expanding its distribution reach with the acquisition of fellow convenience distributor Liberty USA. 

    Naperville-based Eby-Brown has annual revenues in excess of $5 billion and services retail accounts throughout the Midwest and Southeast. West Mifflin, Pa.-based Liberty USA is the largest independently owned convenience store supplier in Pennsylvania, servicing 2,000 retail customers in the Midwest, Northeast and East Coast. 

    The purchase strengthens Eby-Brown's presence within Pennsylvania and extends its distribution network into the Northeast. 

    "We are thrilled to welcome the wonderful people of Liberty USA to the Eby-Brown family. Both Eby-Brown and Liberty USA are multigenerational family businesses that have grown through a focus on delivering excellent service and innovation to customers. We look forward to combining two talented teams and are excited to work together on developing new solutions and services that benefit our customers," said Thomas Wake, co-president of Eby-Brown. 

    "We will maintain both companies' commitment to service excellence, while delivering increased value with best-in-class category management programs, promotional offerings and sophisticated technology," he continued. 

    Upon closing the transaction, the Pittsburgh facility will operate as Liberty USA, a Division of Eby-Brown.

    Eby-Brown is the largest family-owned, wholesale consumer products distributor in the convenience store industry. It currently owns and operates six distribution centers throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

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