The Goldring/Block drinks wholesaling group and Diageo/Schieffelin & Somerset have announced that they have come to a mutual agreement to sever all remaining relationships between the two companies in Arizona, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The terms of the deal have not been made public.

The agreement resolves any outstanding claims relating to brands which Schieffelin & Somerset switched in Louisiana and Arizona in 2002. It also allows the transition of all remaining Diageo/Schieffelin & Somerset brands to the Glazer drinks wholesale operation in Texas, with effect from July 1, 2003.