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Daily Archive: December 22, 2011

Interview: Wayne Chaplin of Southern Wine & Spirits

Southern Wine & Spirits is the nation’s largest spirits and wine distributor, with estimated revenues of more than $9 billion for calendar year 2011. The company now has operations in 34 states and Washington, D.C., and also has a distribution license for the state of Texas, although it has yet to make a move in the Lone Star state. It’s always a busy time at Southern—even if 2011 has been relatively quiet on the deal-making front, the company is constantly on the move. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Wayne Chaplin, Southern’s president and COO, about the company’s performance in 2011 and the strategic issues that lie ahead. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 22, 2011

News Briefs for December 22, 2011

•Morton’s Restaurant Group, Inc. has been hit with a lawsuit from an investor who claims that the recent agreed takeover of Morton’s by Landry’s CEO Tilman Fertitta for $117-million is insufficient. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 22, 2011