Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has been selected as a 2021 US Best Managed Company.
Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams.
“It is such an honor for Southern Glazer’s to be named a 2021 US Best Managed Company,” says Wayne Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “Our corporate culture is rooted in our FAMILY values, which guide every business decision we make. As an organization, we listen to each other — callout our wins, identify opportunities, and adjust — something that proved more valuable than ever amid the pandemic.
“From Southern Glazer’s eCommerce strategy supporting customers and suppliers, to our people culture that empowers employees to share their thoughts and ideas in a diverse and inclusive environment, we are constantly pursuing ways to continuously improve and never rest on our laurels,” he adds. “It’s a winning formula that we are proud to have recognized.”
In its second year, the US Best Managed Companies program targeted more than 500 potential applicants from across the U.S., and Southern Glazer’s was one of 49 honorees selected for the designation. Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing excellence in four areas: strategy, execution, culture and financials.
Southern Glazer’s joins a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 30 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program. The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people by fostering a dynamic, resilient culture — all while delivering strong financials.