Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits today announced that its Travel Sales and Export Division will now represent Chopin Imports Limited (CIL) — the exclusive marketing company for the Chopin Vodka brand and other spirits — in the Caribbean and Latin American regions, the cruise line industry and with duty-free operators in the Americas.
As a broker, Southern Glazer’s Travel Sales and Export Division will act as an agent of record and provide sales, marketing and logistical support for CIL in these markets.
With the new agreement, Southern Glazer’s will represent CIL’s full portfolio including Chopin Vodka, Dorda Liqueurs and several recent brand partnerships: Gordon & MacPhail Scotch Whiskies line, Benromach line, Red Door Gin, Koch El Mezcal and Terralta Tequila.
“We are thrilled that Chopin Imports Ltd. is joining our growing portfolio,” says Sal Gentile, Vice President and General Manager, Travel Sales & Export for Southern Glazer’s. “We look forward to bringing our unique one-stop solution and leveraging our infrastructure, expertise and trading partner relationships to more effectively introduce Chopin Imports Ltd.’s super premium products to these strategic export markets.”
Southern Glazer’s Travel Sales and Export Division launched in early 2017 and has since grown to serving 25 countries with 68 different distributor, cruise line and duty-free operator partners.
“Southern Glazer’s one-stop-shop model provides us with various supply chain services while eliminating the headaches commonly associated with export challenges,” says Chuck Kane, COO of Chopin Imports. “Combining our best-in-class spirits portfolio with Southern Glazer’s extensive network makes us uniquely positioned for new growth in these untapped markets.”