ALL FOR A CUP OF JOE – RONNOCO

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Ronnoco Delivering Complete Beverage Solutions

ST. LOUIS, MO: (STLRestaurant.News) – Ronnoco, the St. Louis-based $80 million coffee roasting and distribution company, has recently purchased the route business of Wisconsin-based Black Waters Coffee Co. This new deal will not only allow Ronnoco to increase its presence in the Wisconsin market, but also to be involved in Black Water Coffee services to its many convenience stores and food-service providers in southern and central Wisconsin.

This is the seventh acquisition in the past three and a half years for Ronnoco, the premium roasting company started by two brothers during the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis, when they experienced a brand new innovation– imported coffee beans roasted over a gas flame. They later sold the company to another family, who took the company to the next level, growing it to include full service beverage solutions for hotels and the food service market in the 1960’s, and later, the fast-growing convenience store business of the 1990’s.

The company grew and expanded to significant new markets to serve Ronnoco Coffee throughout the Midwest. Today, Ronnoco, remains a local, Midwest-owned and operated company that services more than 20 states throughout the United States.

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