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Zink Distributing Company acquires Greenfield Beverage

Zink Distributing Company, LLC, headquartered in Indianapolis, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Greenfield Beverage Company in Greenfield, Indiana. The purchase is anticipated to close on February 16, 2024, pending supplier approvals.

“We are extremely pleased to grow our family business as we acquire additional territory in the Anheuser-Busch network from a fellow distributor we highly respect,” said Jim Zink, Jr., president of Zink Distributing Company. “We are excited to serve our new customers and are confident they will continue to receive excellent service and high-quality products.”

Since opening in 2001, Zink Distributing has grown to become the largest Anheuser-Busch distributor in Indiana. The company distributes more than 600 brands including Budweiser, Bud Light, Busch Light, Michelob Ultra, Stella Artois and Goose Island. Zink Distributing also supplies local, regional and national craft beer brands, as well as wine and some non-alcoholic beverages.

Nearly 180 employees are currently employed by Zink Distributing. Zink Distributing anticipates hiring many Greenfield Beverage employees and the Greenfield operation will move to the Zink Distributing headquarters in Indianapolis.

“We are proud of the company we’ve built in Greenfield, and thankful for the opportunity to serve our friends and neighbors in our backyard for more than 60 years,” said Tom Duffy, president, Greenfield Beverage. “I’m thrilled Zink Distributing, a family-owned business with similar values and a proven track record of operating a successful beer company, will continue to meet the needs of our customers.” 

The acquisition of Greenfield Beverage expands Zink Distributing’s footprint to include Hancock, Rush and Fayette counties. Zink Distributing will continue to serve the counties of Marion, Hendricks, Morgan, Vigo, Montgomery, Parke, Putnam, Vermillion, Clay, Sullivan, Greene as well as northern Johnson and Owen counties. 

Actively involved in the community, Zink Distributing supports numerous Indiana charities including St. Mary’s Child Center, Riley Hospital for Children and Multiple Sclerosis Society. Zink Distributing will examine opportunities to provide charitable support to additional organizations in the Greenfield Beverage service area.

Zink Distributing was founded by Jim Zink, Jr.’s father Jim Zink, Sr. who has more than 50 years experience in the beer industry and remains active in the company as chairman. Jim Jr.’s brother, Chris Zink is vice president of sales and their sister, Cassandra Zink-Highbaugh, also works in the family business.