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just-drinks.com editorial team | 14 Aug 2008

Yesterday's announcement that Southern Wine & Spirits of America is to merge with Glazer's Distributors in the US signifies the spread of consolidation throughout the drinks industry. In this month's 'just the answer', Olly Wehring talks to Southern's president & COO - and soon to be CEO of the new venture - Wayne Chaplin.

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Southern opens second automated facility

Olly Wehring | 9 Dec 2014

Wine and spirits distributor Southern Wine & Spirits of America has opened its latest 'automated storage and retrieval system' facility.


Pernod lines up executive swap with Southern

Andy Morton | 18 Jun 2014

Pernod Ricard's US unit is to trade executives with Southern Wine & Spirits as one of its managers moves to the Florida-based distributor.


Southern Wine & Spirits unveils executive shake-up

Andy Morton | 29 May 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of America's newly-installed COO has announced an overhaul of the company's management team.


Southern Wine & Spirits promotes Nevada execs

James Wilmore | 15 May 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits (SWS) has bolstered its senior team in Nevada by promoting two executives.


Southern Wine & Spirits appoints COO

Andy Morton | 13 May 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has confirmed its new chief operating officer after the previous COO stepped up to lead the company.


Southern Wine & Spirits switches CEO

James Wilmore | 8 May 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has announced a change of CEO.


Southern Wine & Spirits' Fine Wines chief retires

Olly Wehring | 14 Mar 2014

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has confirmed the retirement of the senior VP of its 'Fine Wines' division.


SPI expands Southern Wine & Spirits US tie-up

Olly Wehring | 11 Feb 2014

SPI Group has confirmed the appointment of Southern Wine & Spirits of America as the distributor of its vodka portfolio in six more US states.


SWSA makes executive switches

Andy Morton | 22 Aug 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) has appointed a new sales head for its Minnesota unit.


Southern ups Utah footprint with Phoenix buy

Olly Wehring | 20 Aug 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits has lined up the acquisition of Phoenix Wine & Spirits in the US state of Utah.


Southern Wine & Spirits adds to Nevada beer team

James Wilmore | 5 Aug 2013

The Nevada division of Southern Wine and Spirits (SWS) has upped its craft beer focus in the state with two new appointments.


SWSA widens operations VP role

Andy Morton | 26 Jul 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) has appointed a new operations VP for its Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota divisions.


Beam Inc eyes growth with SWSA posting

Andy Morton | 8 Apr 2013

Beam Inc is sending one of its sales managers to Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) to head up the multi-state distributor's Beam portfolio.


SWSA deepens TY KU link-up

Andy Morton | 26 Mar 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) has extended its distribution deal with TY KU Premium Saké & Spirits.


SWSA signs Indiana deal with Trinchero

Andy Morton | 13 Mar 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) has extended its distribution deal with Trinchero Family Estates to Indiana.


Southern deepens TWE partnership in US

Andy Morton | 1 Mar 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America and Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) have extended their US distribution partnership to Colorado and Indiana.


House Spirits takes Aviation gin nation-wide

Olly Wehring | 28 Feb 2013

House Spirits Distillery has secured nation-wide distribution in the US with Southern Wine & Spirits for its Aviation American Gin brand.


Accolade formalises Southern tie-up in US

Olly Wehring | 18 Feb 2013

The North American division of Accolade Wines has confirmed to just-drinks that its recently-announced appointment of Southern Wine & Spirits of America as its distributor across most of the US is a formalisation of their existing partnership.


SWSA appoints Pacific north-west execs

James Wilmore | 30 Jan 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has announced two senior appointments to its Pacific north-west division.


SWSA overhauls Florida sales team

Andy Morton | 29 Jan 2013

Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWSA) has appointed John Wittig to head up a newly-created sales team in its Florida unit.


Southern Wine & Spirits announces promotions

Andy Morton | 28 Nov 2012

Southern Wine & Spirits of America (SWS) has announced two executive promotions within its divisional units.


Southern Wine & Spirits appoints EH&S director

Andy Morton | 2 Oct 2012

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has appointed an environmental health & safety director to its supply chain team


Southern Wine & Spirits ties up Ste Michelle deal

Andy Morton | 17 Jul 2012

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has signed a deal to distribute Ste Michelle Wine Estates in Minnesota.


Deutsch switches from Bellboy to Southern in MN

Olly Wehring | 17 Apr 2012

Wine and spirits marketer WJ Deutsch & Sons has confirmed that it will partner with Southern Wine & Spirits to distribute its portfolio in the US state of Minnesota.


Beam signs SWS deal in Washington

Chris Mercer | 31 Jan 2012

Beam Inc has followed Pernod Ricard in signing a distribution tie-up with Southern Wine & Spirits of America in the US state of Washington.


Pernod, Southern extend distribution tie-up

Olly Wehring | 30 Jan 2012

The US unit of Pernod Ricard has lined up Southern Wine & Spirits of America to distribute its brands in the state of Washington.


SWS to buy control of Odom JV

Chris Mercer | 19 Jan 2012

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has agreed to buy Odom Corp out of the two companies' distribution joint-venture.


Southern recruits Lawrence for Walmart account

Olly Wehring | 17 Jan 2012

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has appointed Ryan Lawrence to fill the newly-created position of VP of national accounts for Walmart and Sam's Club.


Southern appoints Calif Pacific W&S chief

Olly Wehring | 7 Dec 2011

Southern Wine & Spirits of America has appointed Stuart Gray to head up its Pacific Wine & Spirits division in California.

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