Hudson News Distributors and Docklight Brands, a pioneering consumer brand company, announced a distribution agreement under which Hudson News Distributors will make Docklight’s portfolio of hemp-derived CBD-infused products available to retailers across the Northeast U.S.
The agreement between Hudson News Distributors and Docklight Brands provides an end-to-end supply chain solution to expand distribution of Docklight’s brand portfolio, including Marley Mellow Mood CBD-infused Tea, Marley Wellness CBD Shot, Marley CBD-Infused Chocolate, Goodship CBD-Infused Confections and Irisa CBD-infused Sparkling Water.
Under the terms of the agreement, Hudson News Distributors will make the entire Docklight Brands portfolio available to major retail accounts within the drug, mass, grocery, convenience, airport and independent channels. Hudson News Distributors distribution retailers include: CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart, Stop & Shop, GIANT Food Stores, ShopRite, Shaw’s Supermarkets, Market Basket, Hannaford, Acme Markets and Safeway, among others.
Hudson News Distributors is a leading distributor across the Northeast U.S., with more than a dozen distribution and/or service centers across Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Washington D.C.
The DSD distributorship is powered by a field force of nearly 2,000 individuals and over 400 trucks. Known for best-in-class execution synced with in-store services, Hudson News Distributors is well positioned to expand awareness and pull-through of Docklight’s portfolio of brands at the store-level. Completing over 15,000 weekly store visits, the distributorship has the reach and execution capabilities to store, deliver and merchandise Docklight Brands products across their entire footprint.
“We are excited to announce this new alliance with Hudson News Distributors to make our portfolio of CBD brands available in the Northeast U.S.,” said Damian Marano, chief executive officer for Docklight Brands. “Hudson has extensive experience launching brands through their distribution network – we couldn’t ask for a more qualified partner to take this step with. We are looking forward to customers in the Northeast retail market being able to have access to Marley, Irisa and Goodship CBD products.”
Tom Dowdy, chief revenue officer for Hudson News Distributors, said Docklight fits right into his company’s ability to deliver quality services and products to its network, and the addition of the Docklight Brands portfolio demonstrates Hudson News’ commitment and strategic vision.
“Our direct store delivery model can provide Docklight’s portfolio to shoppers more effectively than other supply chain methods,” Dowdy said. “We ensure that the last five feet of the path-to-purchase, whether shelf, display or cooler, is executed flawlessly.”
Hudson News Distributors services major retailers in the Northeast across multiple channels, including most airport/travel center locations and more than 2,500 independents.