Texan-based Republic Beverage Company, a partnership between the Goldring family of New Orleans and the Block family of San Antonio, has announced its first joint venture outside the State of Texas. 

The company has agreed to form a new partnership in the brokerage business statewide in Oklahoma.

Tom Cole, chief operating officer of Republic Beverage, said: "Given the recent changes in the brokerage business in Oklahoma, this joint venture offered a perfect opportunity for growth and extending our supplier relationships which, when combined with our other companies, now cover seven states."

The Block and Goldring family of companies combined are one of the largest wholesalers in the country, distributing in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and now Oklahoma.