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Southern believes it has a responsibility to encourage and promote responsible consumption not just to our employees but with our partners in the industry and in the communities in which we do business.

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Treasury Wine Estates Announce Exclusive Appointments for Colorado and Indiana
Thursday, February 28, 2013 (1547 reads)


February 28, 2013, Miami, FL—Wayne E. Chaplin, President and Chief Operating Officer, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., (Southern)—the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor—announced today that Southern has signed long-term distribution agreements with Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) in Colorado and Indiana. These agreements bring their partnership to a total of 18 U.S. markets. Both state appointments are effective March 1, 2013.

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Coastal & Pacific Wine & Spirits Announces the Appointments of Lewis Kenrick and Fred Fox to its California Leadership Team
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 (1971 reads)


February 19, 2013, Miami, FL – Pacific Wine & Spirits (PWS) of California, a division of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern)—the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with current operations in 35 states—is proud to announce two new appointments to its California leadership team. Coastal & Pacific Wine & Spirits Executive Vice President, General Manager Gerry Rivero announces the PWS appointments of Lewis Kenrick to the role of Vice President, General Manager and Fred Fox to the role of Vice President, General Sales Manager Southern California. Concurrently, Southern Wine & Spirits of California’s Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing Patrick Daul announces the appointment of Aki Toumasis as Vice President, Inside Sales & Direct Marketing for Southern across the State of California.

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Strengthens its Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Capabilities
Monday, February 18, 2013 (1314 reads)


February 15, 2013 - MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE) - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor, today announced that John Liuzzi has accepted the newly-created position of Director of Business Continuity. This new position continues to ensure the Company’s ongoing, successful operations in the event of a natural or human-caused disaster at or near any of Southern’s facilities. Liuzzi will report to Bobby Burg, Senior Vice President and head of Southern’s Supply Chain Management.

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Strengthens National Coordination with Pernod Ricard USA
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (1200 reads)


February 7, 2013 - Miami, Florida: Kevin Fennessey, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., (Southern)—the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor—announced today the appointment of BJ Vorderer as Vice President, Sales & Marketing-Pernod Ricard Portfolio. According to Fennessey, the move underscores Southern’s ongoing efforts to closely align and coordinate its marketing and sales strategies with a key supplier like Pernod Ricard across aligned Southern markets and sales channels. The appointment was effective February 1, 2013, and Vorderer will report to Fennessey.

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Banfi Aligns and Consolidates Portfolio with Southern Wine & Spirits Across Eleven States
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (1309 reads)


January 30, 2013, Miami, FL – Banfi Vintners, America’s leading importer of fine wine, announced the consolidation of its brands in eleven markets with Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the leading wine and spirits wholesaler in the United States.

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Strengthens Operations in Pacific Northwest Markets
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (799 reads)


January 29, 2013 - Miami, Florida: John Klein, Executive Vice President, General Manager of Southern Wine & Spirits of America’s seven Pacific Northwest markets (SWS-PNW)—divisions of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., (Southern), the country’s leading wine and spirits distributor—announced today the appointment of Gregg Risley as Vice President, Operations - SWS-PNW. Regarding the Company’s operations in Oregon, Klein also announced that Shawn Youmans has accepted the role of Vice President, Operations - Southern Wine & Spirits of Oregon. The appointments of both Risley and Youmans were effective January 20, 2013. Risley will report to Klein, and Youmans will report to Risley.

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Southern Wine & Spirits of America Appoints Cleighton Leong to New Role of Vice President, Commercial Intelligence Platform (CIP)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (820 reads)


January 16, 2013, Miami, FL - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor with current operations in 35 states, is proud to announce the appointment of Cleighton Leong to Vice President, Commercial Intelligence Platform (CIP). Leong will head a newly-created CIP team that will serve as a coordinated, enterprise capability that develops and supports leading analytical and commercial tools to enhance marketing insights, selling execution and market-level competitiveness. The CIP team will report into Southern’s Corporate Sales & Marketing organization and will leverage close coordination with and support from Southern’s Business Solutions Group (BSG).

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Southern Wine & Spirits Applies Multi-Level Relief Effort for Those Impacted by Hurricane Sandy
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 (738 reads)


(New York, NY) November 19, 2012: Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states, has announced that it will be leveraging its caring culture and the generosity of its 12,500 employees from across the country in implementing a multi-level relief effort for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Southern’s three-pronged approach includes (1) emergency assistance to impacted Southern employees, (2) an employee donation matching program for the communities impacted by Sandy, and (3) Southern division-level relief benefits and fundraisers.

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