Joint Venture Expands RNDC’s Footprint to Include New York

Grand Prairie, Texas, Sept. 1, 2022 – Republic National Distributing Company, a top beverage alcohol distributor in the nation, and Opici Family Distributing today jointly announced the completion of their formal agreement creating an equal partnership between RNDC and Opici for their joint distribution of wine and spirits in the State of New York.

“I am excited about the opportunity we have in New York,” CEO Nick Mehall said. “Our partnership will bring greater distribution and selection for our customers and consumers as we service the New York market. Our proactive approach with our suppliers and customers differentiates this joint venture from our competitors and positions us well to build a great new company together in New York—something RNDC has successfully done in several markets. We look forward to dramatic growth as we service the New York market.”

Opici President Linda Opici said, “We are delighted to embark on this venture with RNDC and we believe it will mutually enhance our future growth and success. Our collaboration will capitalize on Opici’s 75-year established foundation in the New York market while creating exciting new opportunities for our customers and suppliers.”

The official partnership is expected to launch on Sept. 1, 2022. The partnership does not extend to Opici’s other five markets.

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 37 states across the United States, with the expected addition of the New York market in 2022. To learn more, visit www.rndc-usa.com or contact Reace Smith, Vice President, Corporate Communications at reace.smith@rndc-usa.com.

About Opici Family Distributing

Opici Family Distributing, named one of the “Top 10 US Wine Distributors” by Wines and Vines in 2021, is a fourth-generation, family-owned wines and spirits wholesaler operating in New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Washington DC, Maryland and Delaware. With roots in the wine business dating back to 1934, Opici Family Distributing continues to honor its history with a focus on relationships, customer service, and innovation. To learn more visit www.opicifamilydistributing.com or contact Sonia Pucci at puccis@opici.com.

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