M.S. Walker, a Massachusetts-based importer, producer, and distributor of fine wines and spirits, has announced it will acquire Winebow’s wholesale operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
The deal, which is scheduled to close on April 30, 2019, reinforces the partnership between the two organizations, they say.
“We are thrilled to enhance our home market footprint and to strengthen our relationship with Winebow through this acquisition,” says Doug Shaw, principal at M.S. Walker. “Our like-minded organizations are built around great people, and we are excited to welcome both the talented Winebow team and the prestigious selection of supplier partners to our family. We look forward to building upon the existing success of the local Winebow organizations.”
“M.S. Walker has been a major force in the industry and a leading distributor in New England for decades,” says Dean Ferrell, president and CEO of Winebow. “Since 2009, they have been an outstanding partner of ours, and this deal not only expands this relationship, but also enables our suppliers, customers, and employees to benefit from M.S. Walker’s position in the marketplace. Bringing our wholesale and import brands to more people in these markets is of utmost importance to Winebow, and this deal with our friends at M.S. Walker will achieve this.”
M.S. Walker serves on-premise and off-premise establishments throughout the northeast, with direct operations in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey and Rhode Island, and brokerage operations in Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.