Norman Distribution Acquires Webb & Gerritsen’s Chicago Division!
Since 2009, Norman Distribution has been a Full-Service DSD Distribution Company specializing in Snack, Beverage, and Grocery Products. Over the years, we have grown from a small 3-person company to now servicing thousands of retailers across the Midwest across multiple channels of trade. We are well-known in the industry as the primary Independent DSD Partner for launching new and innovative products in the Chicagoland region.
Today, we’re pleased to announce yet another acquisition of one of the most respected names in the DSD business, Webb & Gerritsen’s Chicago Division!
Webb & Gerritsen is a beverage and chip distribution company servicing Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. They have been under current ownership for nearly 20 years and have grown from a small snack company to one of the largest non-alcoholic beverage distribution companies in the state of Wisconsin. Webb’s four-year expansion into the Chicago market has been both rewarding and challenging.
Bob Rake, president of Webb & Gerritsen had these words of encouragement: “Though we are disappointed to exit the Illinois market we are very pleased to know that we are leaving it in the good hands of Ryan Meczyk and his team at Norman distribution. We wish Norman nothing but the best and continued success in their Illinois growth as we continue to focus and flourish with our Wisconsin and Minnesota locations.”
With the acquisition, Norman Distribution will expand its business to some of the largest retailers in the region and the most popular beverages in the industry. Norman Distribution is working diligently with Webb & Gerritsen to ensure a smooth transition for all current customers, vendors, and employees. Webb and Gerritsen’s Chicagoland customers are encouraged to call our office at (847) 228 2887 with any questions.
We are beyond thankful and excited to work closely with everyone at the Webb & Gerritsen team as we continue to grow the Norman network.
Norman Ryan Meczyk
Read the full press release here.