It can be rare in the increasingly competitive wine and spirits world to get a fresh start, but that’s exactly what happened three years ago when two family owned, multigenerational mega distributors of alcohol beverages — Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s — joined forces to become Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS).
Distribution company runs operations in 44 states, District of Columbia, Carribean, Canada
August 15, 2016
Miami-based Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC announced the completion of the business combination between Southern Wine & Spirits of America Inc., Miami, and Glazer's Inc., Dallas, forming Southern Glazer's. Southern and Glazer's announced Jan. 11 the signing of a definitive agreement to combine their businesses, the company says.
New York-based Breakthru Beverage Group has acquired full ownership of Alliance Beverage Distributing Co. Alliance now will operate as Breakthru Beverage Arizona, joining the national distributor as the 14th state of the company’s U.S. operations, it says.
Delicato wines to be available in China, Hong Kong and Macau
July 26, 2016
Delicato Family Vineyards, Napa, Calif., announced a new partnership with ASC Fine Wines, a distributor of imported wines in Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau. ASC Fine Wines will have exclusive distribution rights to a select portfolio of Delicato brands, including Gnarly Head, Delicato Family Vineyards and Irony, the company says.
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.
Purchase of Scotland's largest wine and spirits wholesaler will enhance service, increase value, company says
March 19, 2014
C&C Group plc, the Dublin-based manufacturer, marketer and distributor of beer and hard cider brands including Woodchuck and Hornsby’s, has acquired the remaining 50 percent stake in Wallaces Express, Scotland's largest wine and spirits wholesaler.
Acquisition will give company larger presence in Memphis, Tenn.
July 15, 2013
Dallas-based Glazer’s Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the majority control of Memphis, Tenn.-based Star Distributing Co., which distributes wine, spirits and specialty items in Memphis for national companies including Diageo North America, Bacardi U.S.A. Inc., Sazerac Co. Inc., Treasury Wine Estates, Möet Hennessy USA, Brown-Forman Corp., Constellation Brands Inc., Beam Inc., Imperial Brands Inc., Luxco, Freixenet USA, Aveniu Brands, Jordan, and Vineyard Brands.
With annual sales of more than $1.9 billion, Wirtz Beverage Group is making strides toward its vision of becoming the leading premium total beverage alcohol wholesaler in the United States by Dec. 31, 2012. Beverage Industry’s Wholesaler of the Year is now in its third and fourth generations of leadership and has gone through a rebranding process in order to unify its divisions in Illinois, Wisconsin, Nevada, Minnesota and Iowa.
Beverage Industry’s October issue features a cover story on our 2019 Executive of the Year, Jim Koch of the Boston Beer Co. This issue also features a category focus on bottled water and the innovations that abound in flavored, functional and sparkling waters. The issue also includes an ingredient spotlight on the beloved chocolate ingredient as well as voice-picking solutions aimed at streamlining beverage warehouses. As usual, we rounded up the latest trends in products, packaging and ingredients.
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