October 18, 2023 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), one of the nation’s leading wholesale beverage alcohol distributors, specializing in wine and spirits, announces the purchase of Natural State Distributing, leading independently-owned wine and spirits distribution and import company in Arkansas.

“We are thrilled about the opportunities in Arkansas,” said Nick Mehall, RNDC President and CEO. “This purchase of Natural State opens new doors for our current and future suppliers and customers. We’re in closer proximity to one of our key customers, Walmart and our presence in Arkansas will further strengthen our capabilities with other chain customers.”

“RNDC is a company best known for industry leading capabilities and extraordinary sales execution, this will allow Natural State to continue to meet the needs and provide best-in-class service to our current suppliers, as well as expand to include new ones,” said Natural State Distributing President Kim Crawford.

The acquisition is effective immediately.

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About Republic National Distributing Company     

As a top beverage alcohol distributor in the nation, RNDC’s national reach helps suppliers by building strategic relationships with on- and off-premise customers to elevate their brands and reach their target consumers. RNDC currently operates in the District of Columbia and 39 states across the United States. To learn more, visit www.rndc-usa.com or contact Kanchan Kinkade, Vice President, Corporate Communications at Kanchan.Achar@rndc-usa.com


About Natural State

Natural State is one of the leading independent Wine and Spirits distribution and import companies in America. The company has been family-owned and operated since 1989.