NOVATO, Ca, July 17, 2012 - Winery Exchange, the premier private brand beverage alcohol company, expands its business in Asia through a joint venture with Otis McAllister, a leading importer and food company in Hong Kong and China. The beverage alcohol market in Asia has grown substantially in recent years providing an ideal opportunity for Winery Exchange to expand its business. Otis McAllister will now serve as the sales and distribution arm of Winery Exchange throughout Asia.
“The Asian wine market is growing very fast and there is a lot of opportunity,” said Dan Irving, International Managing Director, Winery Exchange. “This partnership is very exciting as it combines our strong global capabilities developing, producing and delivering beverage alcohol products to customers with Otis’ strong business relationships throughout Asia; it is a great marriage of capabilities.”
According to the Rabobank report “Wine in China – Mind the Gap”, Wine imports to China grew by 65 percent to 241 million litres in 2011. “We are thrilled about the partnership with Otis McAllister for the high growth Asian market,” said Peter Byck, President and CEO, Winery Exchange. “They have a very successful long-term track record of doing business in Asia and their core values are perfectly in line with those of Winery Exchange.”
Otis McAllister has been operating in the food and beverage industry in Asia for over 100 years. “It is very clear to us that the beverage alcohol industry will continue to be a tremendously strong area for growth in China and elsewhere in Asia,” said Royce Nicolaisen, Chairman and CEO, Otis McAllister. “We are very committed to this market and confident that Winery Exchange is the ideal partner to expand our business in this sector there.”
About Winery Exchange:
Winery Exchange is the only full-service, private brand, beverage alcohol company that sources beer, wine and spirits from the finest regions worldwide. The company was founded with the intent of blending extensive industry expertise with cutting-edge business practices. The result is a dynamic, fast-growing company poised to take advantage of new trends in the beverage alcohol industry.
About Otis McAllister:
Otis McAllister is one of the oldest and most widely recognized companies dealing in the world wide trade of food and beverages. The company has cultivated a distinctive culture that enables them to offer extraordinary customer service while continually introducing new and innovative products to clients in the U.S and around the world.