Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota Enters New Phase of Growth and Expansion
Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota (SWS-MN)—a joint venture of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) and J.J. Taylor Companies, Inc. (J.J. Taylor)—announces plans to expand their sales and service capabilities for their wine and spirits business.

"Since its inception a mere two years ago, SWS-MN has achieved incredible success in attracting leading supplier portfolios as well as acquiring leading distributorships such as World Class Wines and Quality Wine & Spirits Company,” commented Wayne Chaplin, Southern’s President & Chief Operating Officer. “In the interest of enhancing the sales, marketing and distribution services that SWS-MN provides to our retail customers and suppliers alike across the State of Minnesota, we are taking a number of actions. Specifically, we will be investing in augmenting our resources devoted to the joint venture, leading-edge sales enablement tools and world-class logistics technologies. Also, we have rapidly outgrown our space at J.J. Taylor; therefore, we have begun the search for a dedicated, state-wide, state-of-the-art distribution center. We want to thank everyone at J.J. Taylor for their help in getting us to this point so quickly.”

Adding to Chaplin’s comments, John J. Taylor III, President & CEO of J.J. Taylor, said, "We are pleased with how rapidly our joint venture with Southern has ramped up in Minnesota, and congratulate the SWS-MN team members for all their success and hard work over the past two years. We are confident that we will continue to expand our portfolios, grow our suppliers’ brands and enhance our capabilities for both our suppliers and retail customers.”

Chaplin concluded, “Southern has an abundance of recent experience and success in places like Indiana and the State of Washington where we have ramped-up state-of-the-art distribution facilities and networks in a matter of a few short months. We look forward to working closely together with our J.J. Taylor partners to deploy these best practices in the great State of Minnesota.”

Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012 (Archive on Sunday, June 17, 2012)
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