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J&L Acquires Gusto Brands in LaGrange, GA
12/31/2012

J&L Ventures, LLC has acquired Gusto Brands, Inc. (LaGrange, Ga.) and will consolidate operations with Jackson Beverages (Griffin, Ga). The combined operations will maintain warehouses in both Griffin and LaGrange.

In addition to the brands that Jackson Beverages already distributes for MillerCoors and Tenth and Blake Beer Company, the transaction adds Coors, Coors Light, Keystone, Molson, Blue Moon and Killian's to the brand portfolio. 

Jackson BeveragesThe company will also begin distributing beer and malt beverages for Pabst Brewing (Pabst, Schlitz, Colt 45, Old Milwaukee, McSorley's, St. Ides, Schaefer, Stroh, Lone Star, Champale and Ballantine Ale), United Brands (JOOSE), Winery Exchange (Caballo), Bavaria (Swinckels'), Roscoe's Hop House (Roscoe's Amber Ale), and Malanie Brewery (Beer 30) .

Additionally, Jackson Beverages will now be distributing soda, juice, and water brands for Dr Pepper Snapple Group (Snapple, A&W, Sunkist, Sun Drop, Crush, Diet Rite, RC Cola, Stewart's, Canada Dry, Schweppes, Hawaiian Punch, Country Time, Welch's, Mistic, Nehi and Tahitian Treat), National Beverage (Everfresh and Ohana), Nestlé USA (Nesquik and Juicy Juice), Carolina Beverage (Cheerwine), Sunny Delight (SunnyD), Neuro (supplement drinks), Vita Coco (flavored coconut water), and Fiji Water.

North Georgia Distributing Co: Rome, GA Classic City Beverages: Athens, GA Jackson Beverages: Griffin, GA Triangle Wholesalers: Columbus, GA Macon Beverage Company: Macon, GA Beverage South: Augusta, GA Better Brands of South Georgia: Albany & Valdosta, GA Beverage South of Aiken Columbia: West Columbia, SC