Dear Retail Partners;
Since 1988, when my family acquired Dowling’s, we have had the honor and privilege of working with countless retailers, many of which have become more than just customers, but true friends. Today, I am writing to inform you of an upcoming change in the ownership of Dowling’s. While a difficult decision, due to changes in the marketplace, we have concluded that it is time for us to exit the convenience distribution industry.
Effective on August 12th, 2016, Pine State Convenience, a division of Core-Mark, will be acquiring the assets and many staff members of our business. It was important to our family that any Dowling’s successor provides the same level of honesty, integrity and distribution excellence that we have strived to provide you over the years. Pine State, under Keith Canning’s leadership, shares many of the same core values that drive our current business. In addition, they will bring their resources, technology, product selection and their passion, which will provide many opportunities for you, our customers. Our staff and that of Pine State will work hard to ensure a smooth transition.
From all of us at Dowling’s, and the Mitiguy family, we appreciate the steadfast patronage over the past 28 years.