A-B Agrees to Buy R. Ippolito in Staten Island

When it rains it pours. Just got word from Bob Tallett, A-B's VP of Business and Wholesaler Development, that they've agreed to buy R. Ippolito Distributing in Staten Island, N.Y., "a distributor with territory adjacent to Anheuser-Busch Inc., our company-owned distributorship based in the Bronx," per statement. Terms not disclosed, transaction expected to close shortly. R. Ippolito is about 700,000 cases.

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