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Category: Wine

 

This ranking is aimed and intended to assist domestic or local wineries as they confront the ongoing challenges of distributors consolidation. This ranking is also chosen to emphasize the unique interest of wineries including how many and which United States wineries a distributor represents, the percentage of population in the state they cover as well as other factors..

<!--[if !supportLists]-->        <!--[endif]-->Southern Glazer’s Wine And Spirits

This is by far the largest wine distributor in the United States. This company serves 36 states and 1,178 wineries. The firm generated a revenue estimated by Forbes Magazine at 16.5 billion dollars in 2016.

It sold a million cases of wine and spirit the same year to more than 350,000 retail and restaurant accounts. That accounts for more than twice the state’s revenue giant Producer Constellation Brands posted in 2016 including French wine, beer, and spirits.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->        <!--[endif]-->Republic National Distributing Co.

This is the nation’s second largest wine distributor representing 751 wineries, according to the ranking done by Wine Vine Analytics, bringing in an estimated revenue of 6.5 billion dollars in 2016.

The company’s roots go back in time to the N. Golding Corp., a beer distributor in Florida before prohibition. The present company evolved and grew in merger and acquisition to include the Block Distributing Co. and National Distributing Co. as well as others.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->        <!--[endif]-->Breakthru Beverage Group

This ranks third among the top wine distributors in the United States. Breakthru Beverage Group sells their products from 691 wineries into 15 States from its sale force in 37 offices.

It is a relatively new company in its present form being the result of a merger and acquisition activity that brought the Chamber Sunbelt and Wirtz Distribution Companies as early as 2016 with 15 other companies they had gathered in recent years.

It operates in mostly central, eastern, and southern states with its headquarters in both New York City and Illinois.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->        <!--[endif]-->Young’s Market Co.

This is one of only two companies based in the west coast. It serves 663 wineries in 11 western states from its headquarters in Orange County, California. Young’s has completed its share of merger and acquisition, absorbing other companies since 2010, including regional leader Columbia in Oregon and Washington. The company’s annual revenue stands at more than 3 billion dollars and employs about 3,000 people.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->        <!--[endif]-->John Brothers

This liquor company is a full-service beverage distributor shipping wines, beers, spirits, nonalcoholic beverages and water to stores and restaurants in 22 states, particularly in the upper Midwest and south west regions.

This company entered the New York and West Virginia markets this year.

<!--[if !supportLists]-->        <!--[endif]-->Heidelberg Distributing Co.

This serves only two states namely Ohio and Kentucky, it is ranked 6th according to Wine Vine Analytics. Two of the company’s divisions are based in Cincinnati and one in Dayton, Ohio which includes the company’s headquarters. Others are located in Cleveland, Columbus, Lorraine, Toledo and Youngstown.

Heidelberg distributes the products of 177 domestic wineries, many of them being among the highest volume brands from the biggest companies.
 

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