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Glazer's of Indiana and Aveníu Brands Announce New Agreement


Date: 04/15/13

Glazer’s, one of the country’s largest beverage distributors, and Aveníu Brands, a leading marketer of distinctive brands from the world’s foremost regions, have announced that Glazer’s Indiana has been awarded the statewide distribution rights for the Aveníu portfolio. This appointment is part of a newly enhanced strategic alignment between Glazer’s and Aveníu Brands. The agreement affirms both companies’ commitment and investment to build Aveníu’s growing portfolio of premium brands, including Artesa, Anna de Codorníu Cava, Septima, Vina Zaco, James Mitchell, Clos La Chance, Amarula Cream Liqueur, Piccini, Raimat, and Elements.

Glazer’s executive vice president sales and marketing Mike McLaughlin stated, “We are thrilled to have acquired the rights to Aveníu Brands for Indiana. We look forward to building these brands with a team that has been a long term strategic partner for our company. Today’s announcement is an endorsement of Glazer’s Indiana team and our whole business relationship.”

Aveníu brand president Andrew Mansinne added, “Glazer’s is one of our key growth partners nationally. We are delighted to finalize our agreement in Indiana to support the growth of the Aveníu portfolio at Glazer’s for years to come.”

About Glazer’s, Inc.

Glazer’s, one of the country’s largest privately held companies, currently operates in 14 states and the Caribbean, and is one of the nation’s largest distributors of wine, spirits and malt beverage products. The company has operations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The third-generation family business was founded in Dallas in 1933. For more information, please visit our website at www.glazers.com.

About Aveníu Brands

Aveníu Brands is a fine wine and spirits importer, building wine brands such as Artesa, Septima, Anna de Codorníu Cava, Belmondo, Clos La Chance, Tenute Piccini, Viña Zaco and Two Oceans, as well as fine spirits such as Amarula Cream Liqueur, Ocean Vodka, Zodiac Vodka, KAH Tequila and Don Roberto Tequila. The parent company of Aveníu Brands, Grupo Codorníu, has been in the wine industry since 1551. (www.aveniubrands.com)

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