Lil’ Drug Store Products Broadening Category Assortment in C-Stores

Affiliate’s acquisition of Associated Distributors allows for greater array of sunglasses, cellular accessories and more.

Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc. (LDSP) announced that an affiliated company has acquired the assets of Associated Distributors, a direct importer and retail merchandiser of sunglasses and cellular accessories to the convenience channel.

The deal broadens Lil’ Drug’s category assortment in convenience stores and provides Associated Distributors with access to more resources plus an extensive distribution network.

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Associated Distributors sells Images brand sunglasses and Wavelength brand cellular accessories to over 4,000 convenience stores.

Associated Distributors has successfully differentiated from competitors by selling only quality sunglasses and cellular accessories to distributors and providing direct store merchandising with excellent service.

“Partnering with Lil’ Drug Store Products gives Associated Distributors access to an extensive network of more than 100,000 stores,” said Clark Heist, founder of Associated Distributors. “With the excellent reputation of Lil’ Drug Store Products, I can only imagine the possibilities to grow this business.”

Lil’ Drug Store Products will provide Associated Distributors access to additional sales, marketing, category management, operational, financial and customer service resources. Distributors and retailers will benefit by consolidating suppliers to LDSP to source an even greater range of products including health and beauty care, better-for-you snacks, automotive supplies, air / vacuum machines, sunglasses and cellular accessories.

“This is an exciting opportunity for Associated Distributors and Lil’ Drug Store Products,” said Chris DeWolf, president of Lil’ Drug Store Products. “Associated Distributors participates in a segment of the market that really is quite interesting and their unique business model is equally compelling. I look forward to growing our businesses together.”

Lil’ Drug Store Products carries a complete assortment of products from a number of categories in over 100,000 convenience stores across the United States, including exclusive distribution on brands such as Carmex, Rolaids, Ricola, Harvest Snaps, Popchips, Images and Wavelength. Convenience store shoppers can count on Lil’ Drug Store Products to meet a wide range of needs when away from home.