SOURCE: Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.

Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc.

March 02, 2015 08:31 ET

Core-Mark Completes Acquisition of Karrys Bros., Limited in Canada

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 2, 2015) - Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORE), one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, closed the purchase of substantially all of the assets of Karrys Bros., Limited ("Karrys") and certain affiliates for approximately C$10 million. Annual sales for the acquired business are approximately C$100 million.

"Karrys has been a strong presence in Canada, and we are pleased to have them join our company," said Thomas B. Perkins, President and Chief Executive Officer of Core-Mark. "We are excited to have the opportunity to continue providing Karrys' customers with industry leading service they have come to expect, and we are pleased to welcome a select group of Karrys' employees to the Core-Mark family."

Founded in 1913, Karrys has been dedicated to the wholesale distribution of tobacco, confectionary, snacks, beverages, health and beauty products, grocery and automotive supplies for over a century. In addition to traditional consumer packaged goods, Karrys offers fresh, frozen and refrigerated products. Karrys serves a diverse customer base consisting of traditional convenience, mass merchants, institutional and a variety of other retail formats. Karrys has a longstanding reputation for their commitment to helping customers be successful.


Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America. Founded in 1888, Core-Mark offers a full range of products, marketing programs and technology solutions to approximately 35,000 customer locations in the U.S. and Canada through 29 distribution centers (excluding two distribution facilities that Core-Mark operates as a third party logistics provider). Core-Mark services traditional convenience retailers, grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, and other stores that carry convenience products. For more information, please visit

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