Southern Glazer’s Launches Online COVID-19 Resource Hub

Leading wholesaler Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits on March 31 launched an online hub for trade customers, providing updates and resources to help businesses in the industry navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. The website, available at sgwscustomercare.com, includes the latest COVID-19-related industry news developments, updates on Southern Glazer’s operations, frequently asked questions, and a curated list of sources related to financial relief, health and wellness, and federal- and state-specific guidance for employers and employees in the industry. The…

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U.S. Distillers Applaud Passage of $2 Trillion Federal Relief Package

The American distilling industry thanked Congress on March 27 after U.S. politicians passed a $2 trillion stimulus package, the largest of its kind in modern history. The legislation includes measures that can help small businesses like distilleries, breweries and wineries weather the economic storm created by the COVID-19 crisis. “We are grateful that Congress recognizes the significant contributions of the nation’s distillers in producing hand sanitizer to help fight COVID-19, and for waiving the federal excise tax on…

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Bacardi Commits $3M To Support Bartenders and Industry

Bacardi Limited on March 24 launched #RaiseYourSpirits, an initiative to support bars and restaurants debilitated by the COVID-19 shutdown. This includes a pledged donation of $3 million in financial aid and other support to help people on the frontlines of the industry during this crisis. This donation is in addition to the $1 million pledged by the Bacardi-owned Patrón last week. Organizations and businesses supported by Bacardi through this donation include: CORE, the James Beard Foundation, Restaurant Workers’…

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National Restaurant Association Show Cancelled

The event organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show on March 23 announced the cancellation of the 2020 conference due to coronavirus concerns. The following message was shared with the Restaurant Show community on behalf of Winsight CEO, Mike Wood, and National Restaurant Association interim president/CEO, Marvin Irby: The event organizers of the National Restaurant Association Show on March 23 announced the cancellation of the 2020 conference due to coronavirus concerns. The following message was shared with…

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Tito’s Donates $2M in Response to COVID-19

Tito’s Handmade Vodka has announced a $2-million donation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This money will go torwards organizations that are providing assistance to people currently affected by the crisis. This includes an immediate donation of $1 million split between four organizations: CORE, USBG, Southern Smoke and World Central Kitchen. Tito’s will fund an additional $1 million as the company uncovers further needs stemming from the pandemic. All this is being coordinated through Love, Tito’s, the brand’s philanthropic program, and…

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