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RNDC Creates Dedicated Craft Spirits Unit, The Artisan Group

June 24, 2022

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has launched the Artisan Group (TAG), a new division of the company dedicated to craft spirits. The group, led by vice president Simone Bianconcini, will start with a phased launch and will be fully up and running by the end of the summer.

TAG will unify RNDC’s craft portfolio and offer dedicated support for the craft market. Bianconcini has been with RNDC for 25 years and most recently served as vice president of sales for Kentucky. In his new role, he will report to Mike Young, senior vice president, spirits.

“RNDC has a long history of finding, nurturing, and developing craft spirits brands using the strength of our local teams and their execution,” said COO Bob Hendrickson. “Our teams find these brands before they gain national attention and bring these craft suppliers on board showing them what a full-service distributor can deliver.”

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