How It All Started

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) is an organization built on the strong foundations of three family-owned companies — each with a rich history that would one day be shared.

For Block Distributing Company, N. Goldring Corporation, and National Distributing Company – people and relationships mattered most. Shared values would eventually serve as a common thread, bringing each company from its humble beginnings to what they have collectively become today – an industry leader and the nation’s second largest wine and spirits distributor.

Our History

  • 1888

    Young’s Market founded when John G. Young opens his first retail store in downtown Los Angeles.

  • 1942
    1942 - NDC formed by Chris Carlos and Al Davis

    NDC formed by Chris Carlos and Al Davis.

  • 1944 – 1948
    1944 - 1948 - Block Distributing lands key supplier contracts

    Block Distributing lands key supplier contracts.

  • 1950 – 1990

    N. Goldring, NDC, and Block grow through acquisition.

  • 1963

    Vernon O. Underwood, Sr. is named President of YMCo upon the death of William G. Young.

  • 1997
    1997 - Block & Goldring merge forming Republic

    Block & Goldring merge forming Republic.

  • 2007
    2007 - RNDC Formed

    RNDC Formed.

  • 2011

    RNDC enters Arizona through partnership with Young’s Market Company.

  • 2018
    2018 - RNDC merges with Central Liquor Company in Oklahoma.

    RNDC merges with Central Liquor Company in Oklahoma.

  • 2019

    RNDC reaches a Joint Venture Partnership with Young’s Market Company – Expanding RNDC’s footprint from coast to coast.

  • 2021

    RNDC debuts new logo and company branding.

  • 2021

    RNDC expands into Illinois through partnership with Heritage Wine Cellars, Ltd.

  • 2021

    RNDC adds five Control states in Q4: Iowa, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and Vermont*.

  • 2022

    RNDC purchases White Mountain Beverage, the only wholesaler in Alaska to own full route to market in the state.

  • 2022

    RNDC enters New York through partnership with Opici Family Distributing.