Miami-based Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc. and Glazer's Inc., Dallas, announced the signing of a definitive agreement that will create Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits LLC. The new company will distribute more than 150 million cases of wine and spirits annually, cover nearly 90 percent of the legal drinking-age population in the United States, employ more than 20,000 team members and have operations in 41 states plus the District of Columbia, the Caribbean and Canada, the companies say. Headquartered in Miami, the new company also will maintain ongoing operations, systems, executives and team members in Dallas, it adds.
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sylvia M. Burwell and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack released updated nutritional guidelines that encourage Americans to adopt a series of science-based recommendations to improve how they eat to reduce obesity and prevent chronic diseases like Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and heart disease.
Wine-based aperitif previously distributed by William Grant & Sons
January 4, 2016
New York-based Pernod Ricard USA announced that Lillet, a wine-based aperitif produced in Bordeaux, France, has joined the Pernod Ricard USA portfolio of premium spirit and wine brands, effective Jan. 1.
Craft soda brand partners with Fiat for photo contest
December 22, 2015
Seattle-based Jones Soda Co. announced the winner of its third annual “Jonesin’ for a Fiat 500X” summer photo contest. Beth Edwards from Lexington, Ky., will take home the grand prize, which includes a new Fiat 500X crossover and one year’s supply of Jones Soda, the company says. Additionally, her winning photo will be featured on bottles of Jones Stripped throughout North America in 2016, it adds.