Analysis: What the RNDC-Breakthru breakup means for the industry

The collapse of the merger between Republic National Distributing Company and Breakthru Beverage Group means Southern Glazer’s reigns supreme in the US. The Spirits Business discovers what this means for brands big and small. *This feature was originally published in the May 2019 issue of The Spirits Business Consolidation has become a ubiquitous buzzword in the US distribution belt. Just a year after US$17.5 billion giant Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (SGWS) was created, Republic…

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Southern Glazer’s appoints Illinois general market VP

US drinks distribution company Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has appointed John Acott to the role of vice president – general market of Illinois. In his new role, Acott will manage sales for the Chicagoland wine and spirits general market. He will report directly to the company’s vice president of sales for Illinois, Mike Housey. Acott has worked at Southern Glazer’s for the last five years as vice president and general manager of Minnesota. Scott…

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