Columbia Distributing of Portland, Oregon has made two acquisitions over the course of just a few weeks, purchasing both Oregon-based General Distributors and Marine View Beverage in western Washington. The two deals combined will add about 11 million cases of sales to Columbia.
“Columbia is a growth company and we all benefit from this – our employees, our brands, the consumer and the community,” said Chris Steffanci, Columbia’s president and CEO in a press release. “As a company with deep roots in the Pacific Northwest, we take great pride in the creation of 3,000+ living-wage jobs, offering exceptional beverage choices and variety for the consumer, and sharing our success through many community partnerships.”
Columbia now reaches across the three western states of Oregon, Washington and California following the acquisition and will total about 70 million cases annually.