Acquisition Paves Way for Associated Distributors and Lil' Drug Partnership

Jan 7, 2019

Cedar Rapids, Iowa:  Linden Holdings II, LLC (Linden Holdings), a member of the Lil’ Drug Store Products Inc. (LDSP) family of companies, announced they have purchased the assets of Associated Distributors, a company that sells Images® brand sunglasses and Wavelength® brand cellular accessories to convenience store wholesalers and retailers.   The purchase deal will give Associated Distributors access to the resources of Lil’ Drug Store Products, a recognized leader of convenience retail channel solutions.

Associated Distributors started in 1974 and has become a leading sunglasses and cellular accessories provider to convenience channel distributors and wholesalers.  Based in Georgia, Associated Distributors sells Images brand sunglasses and Wavelength brand cellular accessories to over 4,000 convenience stores in the United States.  Associated Distributors has developed a successful business by focusing on selling the finest quality sunglasses and cellular accessories to convenience channel distributors and a direct store merchandising program with excellent service that distinguishes them from competitors.    

“Partnering with Lil’ Drug Store Products gives Associated Distributors access to an extensive distribution network with merchandise in over 100,000 stores,” said Clark Heist, President of Associated Distributors.  “With the excellent reputation of Lil’ Drug Store Products, I can only imagine the possibilities to grow this business.”

Lil’ Drug Store Products will provide Associated Distributors with services ranging from selling and marketing to operations and customer service.  Distributors and retailers will benefit from consolidating suppliers to Lil’ Drug Store Products, which now offers a variety of categories including health and beauty care, better-for-you snacks, automotive supplies, air / vacuum machines, sunglasses and cellular accessories.

“I am excited to welcome Associated Distributors to our Company,” said Chris DeWolf, President of Lil’ Drug Store Products. “Associated Distributors participates in a segment of the market that really is quite interesting and the way they go about their business is equally compelling.  I am looking forward to growing our businesses together.”


Lil’ Drug Store Products carries a complete assortment of products from a number of categories in over 100,000 convenience stores across the United States, including exclusive distribution on brands such as Carmex, Rolaids, Ricola, Harvest Snaps, Popchips, Images and Wavelength.  Convenience store shoppers can count on Lil’ Drug Store Products to meet a wide range of needs when away from home. 

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