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The History of Kohlfeld Distributing

  • Kohlfeld Distributing was incorporated by Leo & Blanche Kohlfeld in 1968 serving the counties in Missouri of Cape Girardeau, Perry, Bollinger and parts of Stoddard and Scott.

  • In 1971, Kohlfeld Distributing, Inc. purchased Pucket Distributing and their distributorships in Sikeston and Kennett Missouri serving the counties of Scott, New Madrid, Mississippi, Pemiscot, Dunklin and Stoddard.

  • In 1974, KDI opened a new warehouse in Marston, MO

  • In 1974, Stroh was introduced by KDI in their market

  • In 1975, they opened their new facility in Jackson, MO

  • In 1976, they purchased Locke Distributing and their brands Falstaff and Hamm's

  • In 1977, KDI introduced Olympia Brands in their market

  • In 1982, they purchased Coors of the Ozark and Coors of Cape Girardeau county

  • In 1984, Kohlfeld Beverage was incorporated as a subsidiary of KDI to handle non-alcoholic brands

  • In 1990, they purchased Donze Distributing, the Stag Distributor in Ste. Geneieve County

  • In 1991, Kohlfeld Companies (KDI & KB) were purchased by Mike and Mark Kohlfeld

  • In 1994, KDI aquired the Boston Beer Companies portfolio of brands

  • In 1999, Ozark Beverage of Poplar Bluff was purchased by KDI servicing the counties of Butler, Wayne, Reynolds, Carter, Ripley and Iron

  • In 2000, KDI aquired the Smirnoff portfolio of brands. 

  • In 2001, KDI purchased Paul Distributing and its service area of St. Francios, Washington and portions of Jefferson counties

  • In 2001, KDI aquired the Mike's Hard Lemonade portfolio

  • In 2006, Kohlfeld entered into a partnership agreement with the Dr. Pepper/Snapple group to serve Madison, Iron and Ste Geneieve counties

  • In 2009, Kohlfeld Companies increased their partnership interest with DPSG to service the counties of Mississippi, New Madrid, Dunklin, Pemiscot, Wayne, Butler, Ripley, Carter and Reynolds

  • In 2013, KDI purchased the New Belgium portfolio from Major Brands

  • In 2014, KDI purchased the brand portfolios of Bell's Brewing Company, Odell Brewing Company, Hornsby, Sierra Nevada, Magners and Anchor Steam from Glazers Distributing

  • In 2015, Courtland Kohlfeld, sales manager, became an equity partner joining his uncle Mark Kohlfeld, and father Michael Kohlfeld. 

  • In 2018, KDI purchased the brands rights for Miller Lite, High Life and Milwaukee's Best from Bluff City Beer Company. 

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