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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 Makes Offer For Empire Amid Controversy

Breakthru Beverage Group has made an offer to acquire New York’s Empire Merchants, in a blockbuster move that would make Breakthru the U.S. market’s second-largest spirits and wine distributor.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 11, 2016

Breakthru Acquires Glazer’s 50% Stake In Arizona’s Alliance To Become Sole Owner

Breakthru Beverage Group has acquired the 50% interest it didn’t already own in Alliance Beverage Group, giving it full control of the Arizona operation. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 21, 2016

Interview: Danny Wirtz, Vice Chairman, Breakthru Beverage Group

In October of last year, two of the leading U.S. spirits and wine distributors—Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) and Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG)—joined forces to create Breakthru Beverage Group, a distribution giant with operations in 16 states and yearly revenue of well more than $5 billion. Danny Wirtz, who had been president of Wirtz Beverage, was appointed vice chairman of Breakthru, and has since been driving the integration of CSG and WBG into the new entity. He recently sat down with SND managing editor Peter Zwiebach to discuss how the deal came about, the integration process and what lies ahead for Breakthru. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 19, 2016

Special Report: After Southern-Glazers And Breakthru Megadeals, More Consolidation Expected

Consolidation has been an ongoing trend in spirits and wine distribution for decades, but it reached new heights in recent months, when two megadeals reshaped the middle tier. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 14, 2016

WBG Announces Leadership Changes, With Danny Wirtz Named President

Danny Wirtz has been named president of Wirtz Beverage Group (WBG), succeeding his father Rocky Wirtz, who will remain chairman of the wine, spirits and beer wholesaler. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 10, 2015

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