Posted on February 11, 2016

Wine, beer, and hard alcohol distributor Click Distributing East has nearly doubled its square footage after moving to new space in the Spokane Business & Industrial Park, at 3808 N. Sullivan Road in Spokane Valley. Terry Nichols, Click Distributing co-owner and general manager, says the company moved in September to its 40,000-square-foot space in the industrial park from a 21,000-square foot space in the same complex. “We were already tight in our old space and just couldn’t take on any more product,” Nichols says. The distributor now has 4,000 square feet of refrigeration space, compared with its previous 1,200-square-foot cooler. Click Distributing East, locally owned since 2002, has a total of 31 employees, with 16 full-time sales representatives taking orders from across Eastern Washington and North Idaho, Nichols says. He says the beverage market in the Pacific Northwest—fueled by dramatic changes in the food market—made it necessary for the company to secure more space. “Seattle and Portland have the highest craft beer sales in the U.S.,” Nichols contends. “The food and beverage culture has evolved tremendously in our area and that has been a direct result of so many innovators in both industries.” He adds, “This is a rich climate and a diverse climate agriculturally, and we’re starting to see that really take hold in food and beverage.” —Kevin Blocker - See more at: