Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc. (Southern) is the nation's leadingwine and spirits distributor with operations in 35 markets. From humble beginnings rooted in Miami, Southern's footprint extends from South Florida to Seattle and from Maui to Maine. Southern workstirelessly to deliver outstanding sales and customer service—by stewarding our supplier's brands and fostering a culture of family for all employees.
Southern's reputation is foundedin the quality of its people.Wayne E.Chaplin, President and CEO,says, "The key to our growth is that we always have the best people. They are invested in the local market because they live and work there." Southern is widely regarded in the U.S. beverage alcohol industry for possessing a highly-talented and successful employee base and leadership team-both at the national and divisional levels.
Over the past 46 years, Southern has focused on being a trusted industry leader that provides distinctive, measureable, and innovative value for our customers and supplier partners alike. This approach has, in turn, enabled unparalleled internal and acquisition-based growth and expansion. As Harvey R. Chaplin, Chairman, asserts, "We are not the best because we are the biggest; we are the biggest because we are the best."
The multi-state distributor currently operates in the following markets:
Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Florida, Kentucky, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia and Wyoming. Southern also holds operating licenses and permits in Nebraska and Texas.
Southern employs more than14,000 team members across the enterprise. Southern urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information about Southern and its responsible consumption program, visit: www.southernwine.com.
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