"S&L's strength in seasonal and bulk candy offerings was attractive to us," said John Ripley, General Manager-Retail NW. "Their team has demonstrated both skill and industry experience, and we look forward to integrating them with our current representatives. I am confident they will be able to contribute new ideas and customers that will only bolster our presence in the region."
The addition of S&L's Brokerage increases BBI's presence in the Northwest region allowing them to cover more accounts and offer a larger portfolio of goods to customers. S&L's Vancouver office will remain open, and business will continue as usual for S&L clients.
The agreement went into effect December 31st, 2015.