As consolidation in the convenience store distribution industry continues, a quiet player has emerged as a leader in the northeast.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–National Convenience Distributors, LLC (“NCD”), the country’s 5th largest full-line wholesale distributor to the convenience industry, has named its executive leadership team to set its strategic direction and lead its operations.
The board of directors for National Convenience Distributors, LLC proudly announced the appointment of Edward Berro as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer. Berro led award-winning sales teams for over 40 years acting as Harold Levinson Associates (“HLA”) President and CEO.
“I believe a successful business is built on the foundation of its employees. We have built our divisional executive team and I am thrilled to expand and broaden our geographical scope under their leadership and guidance,” said Berro.
National Convenience Distributors, LLC is made up of three geographical divisions. Eric Polep will become president of NCD’s Northern Division located in Chicopee, MA; Rita Berro will serve as the Central Division president headquartered in Farmingdale, NY; and Jeff Allen will be the Southern Division president operating out of Philadelphia.
Formed in 2020 by the private equity firm Palm Beach Capital through the merger of three industry-leading organizations – J. Polep Distribution Services, Allen Brothers Wholesale Distributors and HLA – National Convenience Distributors generates over $3 billion in annual revenues through servicing convenience and retail outlets in the northeastern United States.
About National Convenience Distributors
With roots dating back more than 120 years, National Convenience Distributors is the parent entity of three main operating divisions doing business as J. Polep Distribution Services, Harold Levinson Associates and Allen Brothers Wholesale Distributors. The company services customers in eleven states as the country’s 5th largest full-line convenience store distributor. All three divisions have shared nearly identical histories, family values, corporate cultures and customer-centric philosophies. Now working together as “NCD”, the company will continue to enhance the legacy of excellence and shared values while providing value-added services and personalized product recommendations that nurture long-term relationships.
About Palm Beach Capital
Founded in 2001, Palm Beach Capital is a private equity investment firm with offices in both West Palm Beach and Sarasota, Florida. Currently investing out of its fifth committed fund, the firm focuses on high growth investment opportunities and partners with management teams in middle market management buyouts, recapitalizations and growth equity investments. Since its inception, Palm Beach Capital has made investments in 49 platform portfolio companies (59 distinct investments including co-investment vehicles). For more information, please visit the firm’s website.