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NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Ricker Oil has selected wholesale distributor Eby-Brown to provide distribution services to its stores. The retailer currently operates 50 Ricker’s convenience stores in Indiana, as well as a petroleum dealership and other enterprises.
"Eby's customer-centric philosophy is in perfect alignment with what we do at every one of our stores," said Quinn Ricker, president of Ricker Oil. "The Eby and Ricker partnership was a natural fit."
Naperville, Ill.-based Eby-Brown is the largest privately held distributor in the United States and services both chains and independent retailers in the eastern United States, according to its announcement. The company also operates the proprietary Wakefield Sandwich Co., which features fresh, never-frozen sandwiches and innovative, environmentally friendly packaging.
"We could not be more excited to put our family to work for the Ricker family," said Tom Wake, co-president of Eby-Brown. "We admire the relationship they have with their customers and community. Eby looks forward to a long and prosperous partnership."