Eby-Brown Co., LLC, Naperville, Ill., reached a definitive agreement to purchase the assets of AJ Silberman, a wholesale distributor to convenience store retailers, located in Cheswick, Pa.

Eby-Brown is a privately-held convenience store distributor, servicing retail accounts throughout the Midwest, Northeast and Southeast. AJ Silberman services more than 1,000 retail convenience store customers in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio. The purchase enhances Eby-Brown’s market reach within those states.

“We are thrilled to welcome the customers and employees of AJ Silberman to the Eby-Brown family. Eby-Brown and AJ Silberman share the cultural value of keeping the needs of the customer first, and have grown customer relationships through the delivery of excellent customer service and innovation. We look forward to combining two family-owned, talented teams, and are excited to work together on developing new solutions and services that benefit our customers. We will maintain both companies’ commitment to service excellence while delivering increased value with best-in-class category management programs, promotional offerings and sophisticated technology,” says Thomas Wake, co-president of Eby-Brown.

Upon closing the sale, the Cheswick facility will operate as AJ Silberman, a division of Eby-Brown.