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Golbon and Core-Mark International Announce Expansion of Strategic Alliance
Golbon, a division of Oppenheimer Companies, Inc., a leading national foodservice buying, and marketing group based in Boise, Idaho, announces an expansion of its alliance with Core-Mark International, a market leader in convenience retail distribution in North America.
Under terms of the new agreement, Golbon is adding 14 Core-Mark divisions to its growing distributor membership, bringing to 21 the total number of Core-Mark divisions that partner with Golbon.
“We are thrilled to expand our relationship with Core-Mark as Golbon continues to strengthen our presence in the convenience channel,” said Dave Myers, Golbon President. “Both organizations are national leaders within the convenience industry and combining our focus and resources to bring innovative solutions to the trade makes perfect sense.” Golbon’s diverse member base also includes broadline foodservice distributors, center of the plate protein distributors, and retail-driven foodservice.
“Over the years, Golbon has clearly shown they are extremely committed and able to assist Core-Mark in growing our business,” said Ellen Carder, Core-Mark’s Director of Procurement & Supply Chain Optimization. “Golbon continually provides Core-Mark with tools and resources that support our distribution efforts, and we are delighted to be expanding our productive partnership.”
Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of food, fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to 40,000+ customers in the U.S. and Canada through 32 distribution centers (excluding two distribution facilities the Company operates as a third-party logistics provider). Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products. For more information, please visit www.core-mark.com.
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Golbon is a national foodservice buying group headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Initially formed in 1963, Golbon is made up of over 200 independent foodservice and c-store distributors. Golbon members enjoy access to Golbon’s family of brands, aggregated purchasing opportunities, marketing support, educational tracks, and relationship-building opportunities with other independent distributors. Golbon offers hundreds of Golbon-branded items in multiple categories to meet both broadline and specialty distributors’ needs. For more information on Golbon visit www.golbon.com.