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In New Filing, Breakthru Claims That Empire Seeks RNDC Deal

Breakthru Beverage has fired off another salvo in its ongoing federal court battle with fellow wholesaler Empire Merchants. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 2, 2017

Breakthru Steps Up Effort To Dismiss Empire Lawsuit With New Court Filing

Late Friday night, Reliable Churchill and Breakthru Beverage Group aimed to bolster their attempt to dismiss the federal lawsuit filed against them by Empire Merchants by filing a memorandum of law that says Empire’s claims are without merit—and that Empire lacks the standing to make them. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 23, 2017

Empire-Breakthru Battle Heats Up As Retailers Reveal Details Of Alleged Smuggling Scheme

The court battle between Empire Merchants and Breakthru Beverage—two of the U.S. market’s biggest spirits and wine distributors—continues to heat up. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 15, 2016

Breakthru Names Lloyd Sobel, Former Empire CEO, As Executive Vice President

Breakthru Beverage Group has appointed Lloyd Sobel to an executive VP post, less than two months after Sobel was fired as CEO of Empire Merchants following accusations that he received as much as $5 million in under-the-table payments from Empire co-owner Charlie Merinoff. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 7, 2016