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St. Louis-Based Ronnoco Coffee Acquires 89-Year-Old Henderson Coffee

St. Louis-based wholesale coffee supplier Ronnoco Coffee has acquired Muskogee, Okla.-based Henderson Coffee, which currently distributes coffee, tea and related products to restaurants, casinos and convenience stores in the four-state area of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Missouri and Kansas.

ronnoco acquires Henderson Coffee

Ronnoco Coffee St. Louis HQ. Creative Commons Photo by Paul Sableman.

Ronnoco Coffee sells its coffees and related products to convenience stores, restaurants and retailers in 16 Midwestern states, including the brands Ronnoco, Seattle Roast, Wild Horse Creek, and Camellia. The company’s strongest market presences are in St. Louis, Kansas City, Chicago, Indianapolis, Omaha, Des Moines, and Minneapolis.

“Henderson Coffee has a long, rich tradition of providing quality products and service to customers and coffee lovers throughout Oklahoma,” Ronnoco Coffee CEO Scott Meader said in a company announcement.  “We are excited about working with the exceptional talent at Henderson who have helped to make the company so successful.”

Previously owned by Mark Plaster and Mark Truitt, Henderson employs about 40 people and would have next year been celebrating its 90th anniversary as a company. The deal represents Ronnoco’s second major add-on since its assets were taken over last year after an investment from the group Huron Capital Partners. In April of this year, Ronocco acquired Clinton, Mo.-based International Blends.

“Ronnoco continues to grow its geographic reach and expand its product lines,” says Huron Partner John Higgins.  “We are excited about working with the Ronnoco team to pursue additional growth initiatives.”


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