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Spokane’s King Beverage to buy west side distributorship

Spokane-based King Beverage will expand to Seattle-area markets with the acquisition of longtime Renton, Wash., distributorship K&L Beverage in January, according to a story by Melissa Allison in The Seattle Times today.

K&L employs about 215, the story says. King Beverage CEO Ted Rusnak couldn't be reached for comment on how many of those employees might be retained, but it noted that King Beverage doesn't have a Seattle-area operation and will need a warehouse, drivers, salesmen and other workers on the west side of the state.

King Beverage -- formerly B&B Distributors -- sells and distributes Budweiser products. The company has been one a growth path over the last decade, expanding to Yakima, the Tri-Cities, Ellensburg, Pullman, Walla Walla, Lewiston and Clarkston.


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