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Southern Glazer’s Opens Travel Sales And Export Division

March 7, 2017

Top U.S. spirits and wine wholesaler Southern Glazer’s is expanding with the debut of a new Travel Sales and Export unit, which will offer brokerage services to travel and export market channels. The new division will serve Southern Glazer’s supplier partners as a broker across the Caribbean and Latin America regions, the cruise line industry and duty free in the Americas. Southern Glazer’s will act as an agent of record and provide sales, marketing, and logistical support to these markets.

“Many of our supplier partners continue to express interest in finding new growth avenues, while also maintaining a single-broker solution across all export and travel retail sales channels,” said Southern Glazer’s CEO Wayne Chaplin. “We’re well positioned to deliver that one-stop solution by leveraging our infrastructure, expertise, and trading partner relationships to more effectively introduce supplier products in these underserved export markets.”

Sal Gentile, vice president and general manager, Travel Sales & Export, will lead the new unit, reporting to John Wittig, Southern Glazer’s eastern region president. Gentile is a 25-year Southern Glazer’s veteran. –Daniel Marsteller

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