Southern Wines & Spirits, the largest wine and spirits distributor in the US, has refreshed its management team in Florida.

Jorge Picos has been appointed vice-president, director of sales and marketing for SWS in Florida. The appointment is effective immediately, the company said.

Picos will handle the distributor's retail sales in Florida and after being responsible for the group's marketing activity in the state. Prior to joining SWS, Picos spent 10 years at Allied Domecq.

Steve Power, executive vice-president and general manager of SWS in Florida, said yesterday (31 January): "Jorge is a valuable member of our Florida team and we all look forward to working closely with him and his group to further strengthen our overall sales and marketing efforts on behalf of our supplier partners as well as all the customers we serve."