Buffett’s McLane Expands with New Licenses

WSD has learned that McLane Beverage, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has purchased a distributor and import license in Illinois, and has licenses pending in Texas and California. And as we reported last fall, they have a wholesaler license in Florida, Virginia and Washington. This covers some of the biggest markets in the United States, and its likely McLane has pending or active licenses in other states as well. As you know, McLane acquired Empire Distributors of Georgia and North Carolina last spring, followed by Horizon Wine & Spirits in Tennessee in October.

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