BevAccess.com, the Industry Exchange for online procurement that allows retail buyers to purchase wine, spirits and beer from multiple distributors via the Internet, announced today it has secured agreements to list the portfolios of the nation's top beverage alcohol distributors, representing one third of the nation's $24 billion wholesale wine and spirits market. These agreements position BevAccess.com as the pre-eminent e-business provider in every major market in the United States. As a technology partner with these leading distributors, BevAccess.com will be creating the industry standard trading platform capable of supporting comprehensive product data and distribution of a wide range of products.

Charmer-Sunbelt Group, Glazer's Wholesale Distributors, Young's Market Company and Romano Brothers Beverage Company, the nation's number two, four, five and twelve distributors respectively, with operations in 19 states and representing almost 20% of the wine and spirit wholesale market share, have elected to use BevAccess.com as their sole e-business provider.

"We have seen a lot of companies ending in 'dot-com' knocking on our door over the past few months," stated a spokesperson for Glazer's Wholesale Distributors. "The fact of the matter is, BevAccess.com blazed a trail others have attempted to follow. They have been here since before all Wall Street could talk about was B2B. BevAccess.com has the most advanced technology and best user interface available, and is the only viable option that really is what they say they are: neutral. I don't want to worry about a competitor getting a hold of my valuable business data."

BevAccess.com has avoided financial backing from individual distributors, allowing the company to maintain a neutral position in the marketplace. Upon completion of the BevAccess.com merger with Beverage Media Group, the combined company will hold 15 years of experience in managing distributor data electronically, securely and reliably.

"The industry has told us it is looking for a neutral, reliable and standardized exchange," stated Bill Slone, President of the Beverage Media Group. "None of the nation's distributors want to interface 20 different ways with 20 different services, and all of them are extremely sensitive to the security of their business data. Through The Beverage Network Publications, we are already interfacing with over 280 distributors in electronic format, meaning that there's already a proven standard to build from."

Taken together, 4 of the top 5 and an additional 11 of the top 25 distributors who have partnered with BevAccess.com, represent one third of the nation's $24 billion wine and spirits industry in 25 markets around the country:

  • Charmer/Sunbelt Group
  • National Distributing Company
  • Glazer's Distributing
  • Young's Market Company
  • Peerless Importers, Inc.
  • Romano Brothers Beverage Corp.
  • Allied Beverage Group LLC
  • Eber Brothers Wines & Liquor
  • Fedway Associates, Inc.
  • United Liquors Ltd.
  • Empire Distributors LLC
  • Premier Wine & Spirits/Gallo Wine Distributors
  • R&R Marketing LLC
  • Major Brands Inc.
  • Jaydor Corporation

These market makers have operations in the states of California, Florida, New York, Texas, Nevada, Illinois, New Jersey, Ohio, Massachusetts, Georgia, North Carolina, Washington, D.C., Indiana, Louisiana, South Carolina, Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Arizona, Hawaii, Virginia, Arkansas, Missouri and Iowa.

"Our technology and usability defines a standard not only for this industry, but for business-to-business exchanges around the globe. This tremendous advantage, combined with such strong support from the nation's wholesale tier, has allowed the rollout of our founding vision to touch every major domestic marketplace," stated Derek Bromley, Founder & Co-CEO.

"Through the pending merger announcement with Beverage Media Group, which represents The Beverage Network publications, the company will reach over 100,000 retail-tier licensees every month giving us a clear "clicks and mortar" strategy to help the alcohol beverage industry make an easy transition to the web. Bringing these assets together with the distributor e-commerce agreements is just a tremendous win for the industry," added Greg Ahnert, Founder and co-CEO of BevAccess.com

BevAccess.com, founded in 1997 by former beverage buyers Derek Bromley and Greg Ahnert, is the first online Industry Exchange for the beverage alcohol trade, which provides retail buyers and sellers with fast, easy centralized ordering, detailed information, and highly targeted advertising. BevAccess.com represents the industry's leading buyers, distributors and suppliers and provides them with proprietary e-commerce.