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Ricker's Extends Contract With Eby-Brown

Distributor will continue to service chain's 50 Indiana convenience stores

ANDERSON, Ind. -- Ricker Oil Co. has reached an agreement with wholesale distributor Eby-Brown Co. LLC for a multi-year contract renewal. Under the agreement, Eby-Brown will continue to provide service to all of Ricker's 50 convenience stores in Indiana. Ricker's Eby-Brown (CSP Daily News / Convenience Stores)

"We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Ricker's in this multi-year contract extension," said Tom Wake, co-president of Eby-Brown "We look forward to assisting Ricker's with their continued success and growth."

After a thorough review process, Ricker's confirmed that Eby-Brown is the best distributor to assist with their future success and growth, especially in the convenience store chain's foodservice endeavors.

"We have found a great partner in Eby-Brown because of their commitment to growing our business through their unique foodservice offerings and value add programs, like the SmartProcess. We look forward to our continued relationship," Quinn Ricker, president and CEO of Ricker's.

Ricker's has achieved above-industry sales growth through the use of Eby-Brown's SmartProcess, which is an end-to-end category management solution that ensures Ricker's has the correct product assortment to meet the demands of its specific consumer market.

Naperville, Ill.-based Eby-Brown is the largest family owned wholesale distributor in the convenience industry, driving efficiencies and profitability through their industry leading programs, technology and variety of product offerings. Eby-Brown owns and operates six distribution centers throughout the Midwest and Southeast.

Founded in 1979, Ricker's 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.

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