Republic Beverage Company has merged its brokerage operations in Mississippi and Alabama with Alliance Beverage.  Alliance Beverage is a wine and spirits brokerage company operating in Mississippi, Alabama, West Virginia, Virginia and North Carolina.

The combined brokerage entity will be known as Republic Beverage Company and will be led by Sim Byrd, formerly of Alliance Beverage.  The new company will represent over 100 wine and spirits suppliers.
 
Tom Cole, chief operating officer of Republic Beverage Company-USA, said:  "The merger of our two brokerage businesses makes the combined company one of the largest in the US."