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Blog| Oct 9, 2019
October 2019 marks 100 years of the Markstein Sales Company (MSCo.) Today, the company is a woman-owned and -operated, fourth-generation company continues to thrive into the next century. Markstein has remained a family-owned beverage distributor servicing 1,500 retail accounts in Contra Costa and Alameda Counties of California. From humble beginnings in 1919, Markstein has continued to grow not only as a beverage distributor, but also as an economic and civic leader in the community. The company officially kicked off its anniversary celebration last week in an exclusive invite-only event...
Blog| Sep 20, 2019
Around the world, disruption is happening in nearly every industry as companies race to meet the demands of consumers constantly in search of the next best thing. This includes the alcohol industry. This summer, for example, we saw hard seltzers, which you can now order from an app on your smartphone, take the country by storm. Hard seltzers, apps and smartphones weren’t even part of our vocabulary a few years ago. Although the alcohol industry looks a lot different than it did 10 or even five years ago, with the explosion of new products, there is one constant – the U.S. alcohol marketplace...
Blog| Sep 13, 2019
Beer distributors are committed to the communities in which they live and work, especially when it comes to promoting responsible drinking. On Friday, September 20, 2019, in celebration of the 10th annual Global Beer Responsible Day, two local beer distributors went above and beyond to keep their community safe. In partnership with Anheuser Busch, Texas-based Silver Eagle Distributing and Standard Sales Company led the Drink Wiser campaign locally to encourage safe behaviors while enjoying a beer, including a plan to get home and appropriate hydration. In Houston, Texas, Silver Eagle...
Blog| Sep 10, 2019
The 2019 Hurricane season is once again upon us and this year's season opener was a monster. Over Labor Day weekend, Hurricane Dorian became a Category 5 disaster that, thankfully, turned just enough to spare J.J. Taylor Distributing Florida, Inc.'s Jupiter and Ft. Pierce offices from a direct hit. Unfortunately, their off-shore neighbors in the Bahamas didn't fare so well. To help, the beer distributor sent 15 pallets of bottled water to support the relief effort and will be sending additional shipments. HuricaneDorianJJTaylor2.jpg That's right — 15 PALLETS. That's 28,350 bottles or 2,657...
Blog| Aug 22, 2019
New School Year, Same Expectations: 3 Keys to Communicating with Kids About Underage Drinking With summer winding down, it’s likely that parents and kids are turning their focus to the start of a new school year. As students get ready to head back to school, it’s time to talk to them about making smart choices, including how to deal with peer pressure to drink underage. With all the changes that can come with starting a new school year, some things should remain the same, including your expectations. Silver Eagle Distributors would like to remind parents about the Family Talk About Drinking...
Blog| Aug 5, 2019
Texas-based Silver Eagle Distributors recently awarded educational scholarships to 33 family members of its employees for the 2019-2020 academic school year. The Silver Eagle Scholarship Program encourages higher education by awarding up to $4,500 per academic year for educational expenses for the dependents of its employees. To date, the program has awarded more than $1,500,000 in scholarships. For the ’19-’20 school year, there are 24 returning scholarship recipients and nine new awardees. The recipients were recently recognized by John L. Nau, III, chairman and CEO of Silver Eagle...
Blog| Aug 1, 2019
In November of 2018, Northern California experienced the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history and one of the worst in the U.S. The wildfire, known as the Camp Fire, spread 153,336 acres, destroyed 18,804 structures, including 13,000 homes, and caused at least 85 civilian casualties and countless injuries. California-based brewery Sierra Nevada quickly responded by creating a new beer, Resilience IPA, to benefit victims and help the region rebuild. The brewery is donating 100 percent of the Resilience IPA profits to Camp Fire relief funds. It didn’t take long for the close-knit...
Blog| Jul 18, 2019
Press Release - Matesich Distributing Co. was awarded the 2018 Ambassador of Excellence Bronze Award by Anheuser Busch. The Anheuser-Busch Ambassadors of Excellence (AOE) Program is used to evaluate the performance of Key Wholesaler Business Processes and encourages wholesalers to strive for continuous improvement through excellence in routine execution and superior service to their customers. Over the past decades, Matesich Distributing Co. has also been awarded the designations of Gold, Silver and Bronze for Dimensions of Excellence and Ambassadors of Excellence. Matesich Distributing Co,...
Blog| Jul 15, 2019
For many months NBWA has been urging the TTB to work with wholesalers that have been trying to bring their permit paperwork into compliance with the requirements under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAAA). NBWA is very pleased to share that TTB has announced a special, limited exception to allow wholesalers and importers the opportunity to address paperwork compliance issues. It is critical that wholesalers comply by the end of the year. To provide wholesalers with important information and directions, the TTB issued an Industry Circular addressing industry concerns. The temporary...
Blog| Jun 21, 2019
By Aaron Gregg, Thomas Heath, The Washington Post JUNE 21, 2019 Two Washington Post reporters recently met at a downtown steakhouse with three leaders from the region’s business community who have wildly different backgrounds yet share common qualities: a recognition of the complicated role empathy plays in business, a high tolerance for risk, a relentless drive to achieve and a keen ability to recognize potential in others. All three are self-critical and able to learn from their mistakes. They include a beverage distribution executive who began by doing “grunt work,” a Colombian immigrant...

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