Love's Extends 21-Year Distribution Partnership With McLane

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Love's Extends 21-Year Distribution Partnership With McLane


OKLAHOMA CITY — Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores has renewed its 21-year relationship with McLane Co. Inc.

As part of the extended agreement, McLane will continue to deliver to more than 430 Love's locations.

"McLane continually shows commitment to our business. McLane's Center for Category Innovation assists our team with exceptional category management resources enabling us to grow sales year over year," said Mark Romig, director of merchandising at Love's. "McLane's national scope allows us to achieve our growth goals while meeting the needs of our customers in an efficient way."

Through the partnership, McLane will support the growth of Love's as it adds approximately 40 to 50 stores per year.

"Love's provides a rewarding experience for its customers and we are honored they chose to continue to utilize our best-in-class resources. McLane's procurement, technology and operations provide our customers superior service and consistency of performance as well as expanded product offerings, regardless of location," said Vito Maurici, senior vice president of sales for McLane Grocery. "As Love's continues to expand their network, McLane will be there to assist in reducing cost and driving efficiency at retail."

The contract officially renewed in July.

Temple, Texas-based McLane Co. Inc. is one of the largest supply chain services providers, offering grocery and foodservice solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drugstores, and chain restaurants throughout the United States. It is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores, headquartered in Oklahoma City, operates more than 430 locations in 41 states.