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Liquor Barn sold to national delivery service Gopuff

LOUISVILLE, Ky.Liquor Barn, a Louisville-based company that is Kentucky’s leading independent chain of beer, wine and liquor stores, has been sold to Gopuff, a Philadelphia-based company that for a flat $1.95 fee delivers a wide variety of items ranging from food and drink to pet products, cleaning supplies and over-the-counter medications.

Gopuff is not a courier service but rather delivers directly from its 275-plus micro-fulfillment centers located in more than 185 locations. The acquisition of Liquor Barn, which has 23 locations across the state, accelerates Gopuff’s expansion in Kentucky and positions the company to support Kentucky’s bourbon industry by working with distributors to expand access to products nationwide.

“Through this partnership, we will continue to deliver beer, wine and spirits and will add thousands of new items that our customers need in everyday life,” said Liquor Barn Chairman Jonathan Blue. “Gopuff is the ideal partner to bolster the business into this next era of growth and meet customers’ evolving needs. We look forward to working closely with Gopuff as we integrate Liquor Barn into their business and serving as strategic advisors on alcohol-related initiatives.”

GoPuff was founded in 2013 by co-CEOs Rafael Ilishayev and Yakir Gola, It also recently acquired BevMo! and Fancy.

Blue Equity of Louisville acquired Liquor Barn in 2017. It has seven locations in Louisville and six in Lexington as well as stores in Bowling Green, Covington, Danville, Elizabethtown, Fort Thomas and Owensboro.

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