Southern Wine and Spirits
Founded in 1969, Southern Wine & Spirits of California is today far and away the Golden State's single largest wine and spirits distributor. In fact, according to a recent survey in Impact Newsletter, a publication of M. Shanken Communications, Southern Wine & Spirits of California will lead all the state's wine and spirits distributors in estimated total alcoholic-beverage sales in 2006; this No.-1 ranking also makes the California operation the single largest state entity in the 32-state network that comprises Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Address: 17101 Valley View Avenue Cerritos, CA 90703. Phone: 562-926-2000
The company, based in Westbury, NY, is bringing some of the unique spirit, beer, and wines to the U.S. market. In working with the full range of products, the company provides distributors and retailers with a greater selection of products and leverages the brand equity of the greater portfolio to introduce brands to the U.S. market. In fact, the company specializes in building awareness of brands that have established a market presence in their country of origin. Founded in 2010, the company’s is an exclusive importer and distributor for Mohan Meakin Ltd one the largest producers of alcoholic Beverages in India and an exclusive East-Coast Distributor for United Spirits Limited (USL) the largest spirits company in India and second largest spirit company in the world. According to President Lalit Malhotra, these brands not only represent quality, but each has its own story to tell.
Address: 990 Westbury Road 2nd Floor | West Suite A,B,C Westbury, NY 11590
MHW Ltd. is the foremost solutions partner for both aspiring and seasoned brands in the beer, wine, and spirits industry. As a nationally licensed beverage alcohol importer, distributor, and service provider with licenses dating back to 1934, They have spent decades perfecting back office practices in order to create a cost-effective platform helping business thrive. With their staff of over 100 dedicated professionals that act as an extension of your team and their state of the art back-office capabilities, they will guide you through the complexities of our industry. In 1995, MHW executives recognized the difficult for new brands to enter the US market and thereby transitioned a traditional importer/brand marketer to an alternative service model platform – MHW, Ltd. Since that time, MHW has consistently paved the way in uncovering new opportunities and designing new solutions for the beverage alcohol industry. Today recognized as the leader in the US for introducing new beverage alcohol brand, MHW services over 350 clients representing thousands of brands covering beer, wine, and spirits sourced domestically and internationally from over 65 different countries.
Address: 1129 Northern Blvd., Suite 312, Manhasset, New York 11030
Charmer Sunbelt Group
The Charmer Sunbelt Group (CSG) is one of the nation’s leading distributors of fine wines, spirits, beer and other beverages. A group of privately held companies, Charmer Sunbelt Group operates local distributor and/or brokerage houses in 15 markets: Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Maryland, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York (Metro and Upstate), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Together, these companies employ more than 7,000 associates who bring to market some of the most important and well-known consumer brands in the world. CSG is a family-owned business that proudly serves as the critical link between wine and spirit suppliers, and the retail outlets where alcoholic beverage brands are legally and responsibly sold and enjoyed.
Address: 60 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10165
Young's Market Company
Young’s Market Company was founded in 1888 when John G. Young, eldest of the five Young brothers, opens his first retail store at 171 W. Jefferson Street in downtown Los Angeles. Today, Young’s Market Company is one of the leading wine and spirits distributors in USA. Young’s Market Company strives to be the leader in the wholesale and distribution of wine, spirits, and selected beverages. They are committed to adding value to their customers, reaching the highest standards of respect for their employees, exemplary professional representation of their suppliers, and support for the communities where they live and work. Young’s Market Company will secure their future with a dedication to performance and innovation. Young’s Market Company’s mission is to be the best and most respected wholesale distributor of alcoholic beverages in the United States.
Address:14402 Franklin Avenue Tustin, CA 92780
Breakthru Beverage Illinois is the state’s oldest and most established distributor. Formerly known as Wirtz Beverage Illinois, the company began operations out of a single warehouse in 1946 and has since grown to become a flagship distributor. Today, Breakthru Beverage Illinois reaches every corner of the state, utilizes the most innovative technology and employs the industry’s most knowledgeable sales force. Breakthru Beverage Group is transforming the identity and execution standards of beverage distribution, earning distinction by embracing innovation and aggressively driving top-line growth. Quality and integrity are company hallmarks while its financial stability is unrivaled.
Address: 60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1915, New York, NY 10165
Empire Merchants North LLC
Empire Merchants North LLC is the premier wine and spirits distributor in Upstate New York with roots going back to the end of Prohibition. With more than 700 dedicated associates and state-of-the-art facilities, Empire Merchants North LLC has become synonymous with both service and quality and has earned the loyalty of more than 9,000 area restaurants, bars, hotels, nightclubs, and retail outlets. Empire Merchants North LLC acts as a marketing agent for the brands that They represent and is proud to employ the most knowledgeable and well-equipped sales force in Upstate New York.
Address: 16 Houghtaling Rd, P.O. Box 10, Coxsackie, NY 12051
Founded in 1940 by Irving Levine and Jack Kessler, K&L has been known as one of the premier and most diverse organizations in the beverage alcohol industry.K&L started in the Lowman Building in Seattle with a total staff of three – Irving, Jack, and Rika Herring. The core business at the time was brokering spirits to the State of Washington Liquor Control Board. A few years later, Levine and Kessler parted ways. At that time, Irving’s brother Stanley joined K&L. Stanley established residence in Anchorage and began covering the entire state of Alaska developing that sales region. Shortly afterward, K & L Beverage Company was created to distribute beer in Washington State’s King County, taking on the distribution rights of Anheuser-Busch in 1948.
Address: 6307 Arctic Spur Rd, Anchorage, Alaska
Park Street Imports LLC.
Park Street delivers productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to more than 1,000 alcoholic beverage brands from the U.S. and around the world. The company was launched in 2003 and is headquartered in Miami, FL with operations across the U.S. and E.U. Park Street was founded by McKinsey & Company alumni and is led by executives with long-standing industry relationships and decades of experience with global beverage companies. In select key markets (NY, NJ, FL, CA), clients can leverage Park Street’s distribution network to sell imported and domestic alcoholic beverages directly to retailers (restaurants, bars, liquor stores, etc.). This new distribution model is attractive to both established and emerging alcoholic beverage brands. It allows established brands to significantly reduce their distribution costs by replacing the larger traditional distributor margins with Park Street’s low per case fee and pass-through delivery charges.
Address:1000 Brickell Avenue, Suite 915 Miami, Florida 33131
M.S. Walker, Inc.
M.S. Walker is a wholesale distributor of wines and spirits based in Massachusetts since 1933. They serve retail stores, restaurants, and hotels. They also manufacture their own brands of spirit products, which are marketed in 42 states and act as marketing agents for many of our suppliers in all of the New England States. They act as an Agency Importer of select national brands and also as an Importer of several wine brands from regions around the world. In addition to their Massachusetts headquarters, they own brokerage operations in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont. They also own M.S. Walker of Rhode Island and M.S. Walker of New York and New Jersey. Their Forward Distribution Facility is located in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Address: 975 University Avenue, Norwood, MA. 02062
Henry Wine Group
The Henry Wine Group understands this dynamic and recognizes that successfully representing its suppliers' wine in the market demands an awareness of the subtleties of both. In order to keep up with such a diverse industry, we have developed an unprecedented combination of expertise, partnership, and technology; no other distribution company can offer such informed and flexible service. Their commitment to ongoing study and creativity enables The Henry Wine Group to continually advance and grow in step with the suppliers and markets we serve. This philosophy and commitment find its guidance in an original vision of excellence. The Henry Wine Group traces its roots back to 1985, when Warner W. Henry identified a major shortcoming in fine wine marketing and distribution. He realized that the special needs of fine wine suppliers were not being met by the spirits-driven wholesale companies and decided to offer an alternative. Warner Henry began by founding Vintage House Distributors in southern California and eventually acquired a select group of regional fine wine companies. The merging of this collective formed a company that is now the largest importer, distributor, and broker in the United States dedicated exclusively to fine wines. Founded on a principle of specialization, The Henry Wine Group continues to expand in expertise.
Address: 4301 Industrial Way Benicia, CA 94510
Alliance Beverage Distributing
Alliance Beverage Distributing was founded in 1962 by Larry Gary. Starting off with only eight employees, the business began to grow into the success that it is today, complete with over 300 employees and serves more than 3,500 customers statewide. Today, Alliance Beverage Distributing offers full-service beverage supplies to many local favorites. Specializing in a vast selection of beer, wine, and non-alcoholic beverages, Alliance Beverage Distributing has something to offer every customer.
Address:4490 60th St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
A. Hardy USA
A. Hardy U.S.A. was started in 1993 when co-founders William Walsh and Mark Levinson decided to merge their experience and backgrounds by going into business together to bring a new premium spirit and wine import company to the US. Their distinctive array of products along with the unique packaging is what sets us apart from other importers. They pride themselves on only importing premium luxury goods and believe that quality is the most important facet when selecting their products, which is why many of their brands have won national and international quality awards. A. Hardy was established with the help of Hardy France, and that bond has carried out for more than 19 years, helping us bring many classic wines and spirits to the US. Since then, They have developed blossoming relationships with six major countries, including France, Ireland, England, Italy, Scotland, Mexico, and Greece.
Address:1400 E. Touhy Ave, Suite 120 Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
Wine Warehouse is a multi-generational, family owned and operated, a wholesale distributor of fine wine, beer, and spirits for California. The company was established in 1973 by passionate wine collectors, Bob and Jim Myerson, who sought to bring fine wine to a new and rapidly growing market. That same vision and commitment to quality continue today. Wine Warehouse’s unique brand and category mix is a nationally recognized portfolio in the premium beverage alcohol space. Our dedicated and knowledgeable employees are uniquely qualified to deliver this exceptional portfolio to one of the most sophisticated and demanding markets in the country. Under the leadership of our dynamic executive team, including second-generation owners, Jim Myerson and Linda Myerson Dean, Wine Warehouse continues a tradition of bringing superb products to California supported by an unsurpassed team of dedicated professionals.
Address: 6550 E Washington Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90040
Worldwide Wine and Spirits
Founded in 2000, Worldwide is a wholesaler representing wineries, distilleries and craft breweries, both domestic and international, throughout the state of Kansas. Family owned and operated, Worldwide functions on a philosophy of providing excellent quality wines, spirits, craft beer and customer service at reasonable prices. The company is based in Lenexa, where Limestone Caves make for naturally temperature-controlled storage. Worldwide is a family-owned and operated wholesaler representing wineries, distilleries, and craft breweries, both domestically and internationally. Worldwide was founded on a philosophy of providing excellent quality wines, spirits, beer, and customer service while maintaining strict adherence to the highest of ethical and legal standards within the framework of a tightly regulated and strictly controlled industry.Every wine, spirit, and beer are carefully selected by the talented and knowledgeable Worldwide team. Worldwide is committed to providing value, quality, and service to its customers and the community.
Address: 17501 W 98th Street #35 - 38, Lenexa, KS 66219
Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) of Texas
Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) of Texas is an organization built on the strong foundations of long-term, well-established family owned companies. The earliest RNDC predecessor company traces its roots back to a single distributorship that was founded back in 1898 in Pensacola, Florida. Today, RNDC is the second largest beverage alcohol distributor of premium wine and spirits in the U.S. with wholly owned operations in Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, and West Virginia. RNDC also operates in Arizona, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Oklahoma, and South Carolina through venture partnerships. In total, RNDC employs more than 7,000 hard working individuals nationwide. Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) is an organization built on the strong foundations of three family-owned companies — each with a rich history that would one day be shared.
Liquor Group is a worldwide distributor whose goal is to have fun while achieving success in liquor distribution. This publicly owned company and related privately-owned distribution companies of the same namesake have a progressive hands-on, relationship-building team approach to distribution and sales support. Our sales associates are dedicated to total sell-through. This is one of the most important keys to our success. We focus on our customers and our customers' customers. Following on its success with the introduction of Happy Vodka, the Liquor Group is now bringing its innovative team approach to the world! With a strong management team, fun products and the dedication of our loyal staff, sell-through is as good as assured.
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