Amcon Distributing Company, an Omaha, Nebraska-based convenience distributor, announced the closing of its previously announced acquisition of Henry’s Foods Inc. of Alexandria, Minnesota.
Andrew C. Plummer, Amcon's president and chief operating officer, commented in the announcement: “Henry’s has developed an incredible breadth of products and service expertise in foodservice, which we look to integrate for the benefit of our customer base company-wide. We now operate in the marketplace as The Amcon Family of Brands, which includes Amcon Distributing Company, Henry’s and Team Sledd. Our customers have access, across a broad geography, to a comprehensive suite of services designed to enhance their profitability.”
Kellie Janssen, president of Henry’s, added in the announcement, “We share a commitment to premium customer service with Amcon and envision significant benefits to our customer base as we enthusiastically join the Amcon Family of Brands. The ability to project our services across an extended geographic footprint, has been a long-desired request and objective of our convenience store partners. In addition, Henry’s will have access to a cutting-edge technology and logistics platform designed to enhance our convenience partners’ profitability.”
Amcon is a leading convenience distributor of consumer products, including beverages, candy, tobacco, groceries, foodservice, frozen and refrigerated foods, automotive supplies and health and beauty care products servicing approximately 6,800 locations through distribution centers in Illinois, Missouri, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee and West Virginia. Amcon, through its Healthy Edge Retail Group, also operates 18 health and natural product retail stores in the Midwest and Florida.
“We warmly welcome all of Henry’s leadership team, associates, customers and vendors to our extended Amcon Family,” Christopher H. Atayan, Amcon chairman and chief executive officer, added in the announcement. “Henry’s brings unrivaled strength and expertise in foodservice, which directly aligns with our long-term strategic plan.”