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Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits Is Born As Mega-Deal Is Completed

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Glazer’s Inc. have closed on their merger deal, officially creating Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 30, 2016

Claiming Unfair Treatment, Buffett’s McLane Sues To Enter Texas

McLane Co., the mammoth food and drinks distributor owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, has filed a federal lawsuit in Austin claiming that the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) is unfairly barring it from distributing beverage alcohol in the Lone Star State. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 28, 2016

RNDC Indicted On Federal Smuggling Charges, But CEO Proclaims Company’s Innocence

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), the country’s second-largest spirits and wine wholesaler, has been indicted on federal liquor smuggling charges, but RNDC president and CEO Tom Cole insists the company—and the three employees who were also indicted—are innocent. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2016

Interview: Danny Wirtz, Vice Chairman, Breakthru Beverage Group

In October of last year, two of the leading U.S. spirits and wine distributors—Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) and Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG)—joined forces to create Breakthru Beverage Group, a distribution giant with operations in 16 states and yearly revenue of well more than $5 billion. Danny Wirtz, who had been president of Wirtz Beverage, was appointed vice chairman of Breakthru, and has since been driving the integration of CSG and WBG into the new entity. He recently sat down with SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach to discuss how the deal came about, the integration process and what lies ahead for Breakthru. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 19, 2016

Special Report: After Southern-Glazers And Breakthru Megadeals, More Consolidation Expected

Consolidation has been an ongoing trend in spirits and wine distribution for decades, but it reached new heights in recent months, when two megadeals reshaped the middle tier. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 14, 2016

Interview Exclusive, Part 2: The Southern Glazer’s Deal

In the second part of this exclusive interview with the Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits senior executives, Marvin R. Shanken explores the future of the wine business, the timing for full integration and the long-term future for this historic deal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 12, 2016

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