Burdette Beckmann Inc. Acquires J.J. Cardi & Associates

Posted On: 11/8/2016

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HOLLYWOOD, FL -- Burdette Beckmann Inc., a nationwide sales agency based here, has acquired Cleveland, OH-based J.J. Cardi & Associates. Terms were not disclosed.

JJ Cardi's sales territory covers Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and western Pennsylvania. The company was founded in 1955 by Joseph J. Cardi, who was one of the first brokers in Ohio to call on the vending trade. Cardi's son, Joseph M. Cardi, joined the brokerage in 1988. The senior Cardi retired in 1992 and his son assumed control of the family business. He will remain with Burdette Beckmann during the transition. BBI said it has not yet made a decision regarding the retention of J.J. Cardi's employees.

"BBI's team looks forward to continuing the excellent coverage that J.J. Cardi has delivered over the years, and believes that this new addition will greatly contribute toward expanding our product offerings," BBI said in a statement.

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Burdette Beckmann has represented confection and snack food manufacturers since 1955. The company's nationwide team serves vending operators, c-stores, grocers and other retailers.