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Ray Herrmann, Drinks Industry Icon, Dies at 100

Legendary drinks industry executive Ray Herrmann has passed away at the age of 100. One of the leading lights of the wine and spirits business with a career spanning more than half a century, Herrmann played a key role in the formation of the U.S. distribution landscape as it stands today, led by giants like Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, Republic National Distributing Co., and Breakthru Beverage—a $6.1 billion behemoth of which he remained chairman emeritus up to his death. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 23, 2021