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    Core-Mark & Boyd Coffee Form Strategic Partnership

    Companies to focus on providing better beverage solutions.

    SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO — Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. is partnering with Boyd Coffee Co. to expand its coffee and beverage-based solutions. The companies plan to focus on leading-edge programs and better solutions for the coffee and beverage arena today and in the future.

    "This newly created strategic partnership with Boyd Coffee Co. will enable Core-Mark customers to offer the finest-tasting, visually appealing and consumer-relevant product offering in the industry," said Chris Hobson, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Core-Mark. "Boyd's is a proven winner with world-class experts in the coffee category. We will work hand-in-hand as partners as we bring awareness to our shared customers in regards to the best coffee program they should be offering their valued consumers."

    Together, Core-Mark and Boyd's will give their combined customers an even broader set of tools to drive coffee sales and profits, while staying in touch with the ever-changing consumption trends of the beverage consumer, Hobson explained.

    "This is a very positive strategic alignment that will benefit everyone — our customers, our suppliers and our respective team members — by allowing us to better serve our customers," added Boyd Coffee CEO Jeffrey Newman. "This partnership provides a way to elevate the coffee experience for our customers by offering quality roasting and packaging, state-of-the-art brewing equipment, consumer-focused marketing and branding, and a focused training program. Our goal is to be ever-better at serving our customers' needs in an always-evolving marketplace and to do so more effectively and efficiently. This relationship allows just that."

    Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to approximately 35,000 customer locations in the United States and Canada through 29 distribution centers.

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