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A Pathway to Success in the Three-Tier System for Small and Medium Brands

A Pathway to Success in the Three-Tier System for Small and Medium Brands

Rosen said, “through data and boots on the ground we support the independent brand, because frankly the distributor doesn’t have the time nor inclination.”

By November 27, 2018 1 Comments Read More →
Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

Uncovering Blind Spots to Differentiate Your Brand

Winery owners—most business owners, for that matter—live and breathe their brands. They believe in them wholly and unconditionally. This passion and confidence are critical ingredients in the success of small companies. At the same time, brand passion and confidence can create blinds spots that expose flawed thinking, missed opportunities and poor decision-making. In this article […]

Making Market Visits More Effective

Making Market Visits More Effective

Getting out of your office and visiting your distributors in their markets is an essential element of running a successful business. Face-to-face meetings within your distribution network offer vital local data and the opportunity to build a rapport you may never get by only talking on the phone or using email and texts to communicate. It’s so important not to take the impact of these market visits lightly and use each one to leverage relationships and the vital information you receive.

Uncovering Your Distributor’s Critical Success Factors

Uncovering Your Distributor’s Critical Success Factors

The second in a series on improving your standing with your distributors In our last article (Winning Distributor Attention), we began a journey of discussing the importance of and challenges in understanding your distributor in order to better address their needs while getting what you want from them as a growing winery. The first critical […]

3rd Party Distribution Benefits

3rd Party Distribution Benefits

and why the option is a wonderful solution If you are a regular reader of my published writing you know that I am a fan of doing it different. I am a fan of pushing your brands to the independent retailer, a fan of selling into market with the market telling you how to price. […]

By August 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Winning Distributor Attention

Winning Distributor Attention

There are over nine thousand wineries in the US selling countless brands. Pushing this ocean of product through the chaos of a quickly changing and ever-consolidating distribution network poses monumental challenges for all suppliers and distributors alike, even the largest and most-disciplined. For large suppliers, like in other categories, scale offers a major advantage because […]

Best Practices in Coming to America for Your Brand

Best Practices in Coming to America for Your Brand

Coming to America was a great Eddie Murphy movie from the 80’s. I remember McDavid’s, the premise of money cannot buy love, and all the crazy characters in Harlem. In the movie it was portrayed as easy to come to the states and get what you want. In our world, the Adult Beverage world, it is not easy […]

New Wine Shopper Data Solution Helps Wineries Achieve Distribution Success

New Wine Shopper Data Solution Helps Wineries Achieve Distribution Success

Label Analytics has a new unique tool for wineries already in the wholesale market, or those just jumping on the bandwagon when it comes to distribution. Many wineries find it difficult to break into the three–tier system and gain any traction when a preponderance of the wines on the shelf are owned by large operations.

By July 25, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Seeking Wine, Beer & Spirits Producers in Arkansas, Nebraska and North Dakota: 3-Tier Distribution Now Available on LibDib.com

Seeking Wine, Beer & Spirits Producers in Arkansas, Nebraska and North Dakota: 3-Tier Distribution Now Available on LibDib.com

Makers from 47 states are using LibDib’s web-based platform for distribution in California and New York San Jose, CA, June 21, 2018 — Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, is calling all wine, beer and spirits producers in the states of Arkansas, Nebraska […]

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer & Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer & Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

Small producers finally have an effective platform for 3-tier distribution San Jose, CA, March 22, 2018 — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, today celebrated the one-year anniversary of distribution done differently. A year ago, today, LibDib launched their online platform and for the […]

Merchant23 Opens Direct-to-Trade Sales in All 50 States

Merchant23 Opens Direct-to-Trade Sales in All 50 States

Marin County, CA: The Northern California tech company, Merchant23, just announced that their platform now enables Wineries, Distilleries, Breweries, and Importers to sell their products Direct-to-Trade in all 50 states. Through Merchant23’s network of nationwide clearing Distributors, any Seller can sell their wholesale products to any licensed Buyer in the United States. “Our goal is […]

Redeeming Utah: A Model of Virtue in the New Era of Direct-to-Consumer Wine?

Redeeming Utah: A Model of Virtue in the New Era of Direct-to-Consumer Wine?

More often than not, when the topic of Utah liquor laws arises—among those who drink in Utah, that is—a river of laments will follow. It’s only natural. Limited shelf selections at state wine stores, aesthetically bland retail experiences (so brick, so mortar!), the enduring peculiarities of the on-premise consumption of alcoholic beverages and, alas, the lowest blood alcohol limit for drivers in the nation (to take effect in December), all account for the bewilderment.

By March 9, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Booze Business á la Carte Style

Booze Business á la Carte Style

The Advantage Goes to the Brands I have been at this game for a long time. I have gone from retail big box CEO, to Managing Director at PwC in Wine, to Trade Marketing at Anheuser Busch, and some minor stops along the way. When I came up in the business, spoken like it was […]

By February 7, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
The Rise of the Independent Brand in 2018

The Rise of the Independent Brand in 2018

Champagne and corks have settled. We are collectively wiping the crud out of the corner of our eyes and getting back the grind. This time however, it is not just a start of the new week, it is the start of a new year. I remember these days when I was in retail. I remember […]

By January 2, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Happenings for Adult Bev in 2018

Top 5 Happenings for Adult Bev in 2018

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year, and if I have missed your specific holiday, please celebrate that as well. We are at the end of the year and now, it is time to look forward. The only real business happening now is at the retail level and the rest of us are planning for […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →