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Columbia Distributing CEO and President Chris Steffanci.

Columbia Distributing’s Growth Strategies Throughout the Years

Columbia Distributing has been a rapidly changing organization over the years since its inception in 1935. What began as traditional beer distribution has turned into total beverage distribution. Now, the company plays in four...

Old Elk Master Distiller Shares Secrets for Success

In a sea of spirit companies that claim to have the best product, the key to standing out is to go against the grain and find different ways to curate your drink. One of...

Mid-Strength Spirits are the Next Zero Proof

Mid-strength spirits are having their moment thanks to moderation-minded consumers. While the rise of zero-proof alcohol is still prevalent, drinks with less alcohol content are also gaining the interest of younger drinkers looking for...

Australian Hard Kombucha Brand Makes Waves in the US

In recent years, consumers have been gravitating towards healthier alcoholic beverages. The rise of “better-for-you” alcoholic beverages has opened new and profitable sectors to an overall alcohol industry that has an estimated $360 billion...

Adapting to New and Changing Market Dynamics

At its 85th Annual Convention and Product Showcase last October, The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) introduced Gordon Green as the organization's new Chairman of the Board. Green has been a member of the board...

Doug Shaw Plans a Bright Future for WSWA

The Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) welcomed M.S. Walker President Doug Shaw as its new Chairman on September 20. With over 46 years of experience under his belt, Shaw plans to keep...
Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits

Southern Glazer’s President Sheldon Stein Announces Retirement

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has announced the retirement of its president, Sheldon “Shelly” Stein, effective July 1, 2023. Stein played a critical role in the successful combination of Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s Distributors...

Strong Sales Continue for Champagne and Sparkling Wine

Pop a cork and let the bubbly flow, because the good times continued in 2017 for the Champagne and sparkling wine. Last year this category grew by 5.8% in the U.S. to reach 23.472 million...

Brown-Forman Presents Distributor of the Year Awards

Brown-Forman has announced their fiscal year 2018 Distributor of the Year awards. Distributor of the Year awards are presented annually to one large (Footprint), one mid-sized (Prime) and one small (Select) distributor partner in North...

Martignetti Leads the Charge on Innovation

I recently attended the Dimensional Insight Users Conference in Boston, where many of the company's clients presented case studies showing how they're using its applications, including Diver and Program Advisor. There were about a...