Southern Wine & Spirits of Delaware Named “Allied Purveyor of the Year” by Delaware Restaurant Association
October 17, 2011, New Castle, Delaware – The Delaware Division (SWS of Delaware) of Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern), the nation’s leading wine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 states, has been named “Allied Purveyor of the Year” by the Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA).

SWS of Delaware received this honor in recognition of its efforts on behalf of the DRA.
The award is given to a member company that goes above and beyond to support the efforts of the DRA and its members. Southern has helped increase awareness of the organization and has assisted the DRA identify their needs and challenges. This has enabled the DRA to develop new strategies to assist their members.

“Southern’s philosophy of building long-term relationships and providing the best service to its community is what guides us,” said Steven Dick, Executive Vice President-General Manager of SWS of Delaware. “We are extremely proud of our Delaware sales and service professionals for their hard work and dedication to the entire Delaware restaurant community.”

“We greatly appreciate Southern’s support,” said Carrie Leishman, President & Chief Executive Officer of the DRA. “Southern’s team of professionals does whatever it takes to get the job done, and their involvement with our organization has been invaluable.”

About The Delaware Restaurant Association
The Delaware Restaurant Association (DRA) is the leading business association for the restaurant industry in Delaware. Comprised of more than 1,900 restaurants, the industry employs a workforce of more than 40,000 people and is the largest component of Delaware’s tourism industry. As the number one small business employer and the fourth largest employer overall, the restaurant industry in Delaware creates an economic impact of over $1.3 billion.
The DRA is the not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting, protecting and improving Delaware’s food service industry, which is the cornerstone of Delaware’s economy, careers and communities.

About Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc.
Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. is the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor and broker with operations in 35 markets. The multi-state distributor currently operates in: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, 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. In addition, Southern has a presence in Maryland and the District of Columbia through a joint venture with F.P. Winner Wine & Spirits as well as a joint venture operation in Minnesota with J.J. Taylor Distributing Company. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas. On a national basis, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. employs more than 11,000 team members.

Southern urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information about Southern and its responsible consumption program, see:

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