Four Seasons Purchased by Conglomerate
PARIS, TN –
Indoor Tanning Distributor, Four Seasons Sales & Service, Inc. was purchased by Houchens Industries of Bowling Green, KY on August 20, 2004. Houchens, a
grocery store conglomerate with diversified interests, acquired 100 percent
of Four Seasons holdings from its former owners, Ronnie and Johnny Allen.
While existing management at Four Seasons will stay in place, the Allens
will have no further involvement with the distribution company. "Ronnie and
Johnny have been part of the indoor tanning industry for a long time, and
they will continue to do so as owners of their nine Express Tan salons,"
said Chuck Robinson, Four Seasons President and CEO. "We wish them the best
in all their continued endeavors."
Houchens Industries was
founded as BG Wholesale in 1918 by Ervin Houchens. Today, Houchens is a very
diversified company. In the retail segment of their business, Houchens
operates approximately 40 conventional grocery stores in Kentucky and
Tennessee, approximately 40 convenience stores, 23 Tobacco Shoppe discount
cigarette outlets and over 200 Save A Lot stores in 13 states. Additionally,
Houchens owns and operates several other companies in the manufacturing,
recycling, construction, and insurance industries. "Houchens is currently on
of the top 100 privately held companies in
America, and we welcome them to the indoor tanning industry,"