Southern Wine & Spirits & Frederick P. Winner Form Strategic Joint Venture in Maryland and D.C.
(Miami, FL – March 23, 2010) - Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) and Frederick P. Winner, Ltd., (Winner) — announce the formation of a strategic joint venture in the State of Maryland and Washington, D.C. — The two companies plan to join forces to distribute wine, spirits and non-alcoholic brands in the trading areas. The new companies, Southern / F. P.Winner Wine & Spirits Distributors of Maryland and Southern / F.P. Winner Wine & Spirits Distributors of Washington D.C. will bring enhanced sales and service to the Maryland and D.C. marketplaces.

Commenting on the new venture, Southern’s president and chief operating officer Wayne E. Chaplin said, "This strategic joint venture will create an organization capable of delivering the highest standards of brand-building expertise for our supplier partners as well as outstanding sales, operations and service quality to our customers in Maryland and D.C. We are excited about our venture with Winner, and look forward to having a nearly unbroken set of markets along the Eastern Seaboard, from Florida to Maine.”

Marc Winner, chairman and president of F. P. Winner said, “We are proud to join forces with our old friends at Southern. With our local market knowledge and efficient operations and Southern’s state-of-the-art marketing, sales tools and approaches, we believe our suppliers, customers, Southern and Winner alike will reap considerable benefits.”

“In the coming weeks, we look forward to begin designing and staffing a Southern led sales organization tailored to the unique demands of the Maryland and DC marketplaces,” added Mr. Chaplin. “Marc and I are pleased to announce that Mr. Steven Dick, General Manager, Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware, in addition to his current responsibilities, will oversee the sales operations of the newly formed joint venture as its V.P General Manager. We both look forward to announcing other local appointments shortly.”
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About Southern Wine & Spirits of America
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor, with current operations in 29 states. The multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, Mississippi, New Hampshire, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia and West Virginia—as well as the additional seven states of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Utah through the Southern-Odom/Spirits West partnership. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in the three states of Indiana, Nebraska and Texas. In Minnesota, Southern recently announced the establishment of a joint venture with J.J. Taylor Distributing Co.; the partnership becomes effective pending regulatory approvals. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 10,000 team members. For more information contact: www.southernwine.com.

About Frederick P. Winner, Ltd.

Frederick P. Winner Ltd. has been in the Beverage Alcohol distribution business since 1958 representing suppliers of malt beverages, wines and spirits throughout the state of Maryland. Winner began operations in Washington DC during 2009, and is looking forward to expanding the business there as well as in its home state of Maryland through the new joint venture with Southern Wine and Spirits of America.

Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 (Archive on Tuesday, June 01, 2010)
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