ANDERSON, Ind. -- Ricker Oil has selected Eby-Brown Co. to provide distribution services to its 50 Ricker's convenience store locations in the Indiana market.
For over 30 years, Ricker's has provided the central Indiana region with clean stores, a friendly environment and its "Ricker's Pop" fountain drinks. While evaluating distributors' strengths, Ricker Oil was very impressed with Eby's proprietary Wakefield Sandwich Co., featuring fresh, never frozen sandwiches and environmentally friendly packaging, the companies said.
Quinn Ricker, president of Ricker Oil, said, " Eby's customer-centric philosophy is in perfect alignment with what we do at every one of our stores. The Eby and Ricker partnership was a natural fit."
Tom Wake, co-president of Eby-Brown said, "We could not be more excited to put our family to work for the Ricker family. We admire the relationship they have with their customers and community. Eby looks forward to a long and prosperous partnership."
Eby-Brown, Naperville, Ill., is the largest privately held distributor in the United States, providing consumer goods and other products to retailers in the convenience channel of trade. It offers an array of distribution services, execution and flexibility in program design to small and large retail chains, as well as independent retailers throughout the eastern United States.
Founded in 1979, Ricker Oil is a family-owned company based in Anderson, Ind. It owns and operates 50 convenience stores in Indiana, as well as a petroleum dealership and other enterprises.