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Connecticut Distributors Inc. Acquires New England Wine & Spirits

Breakthru Beverage Group Affiliate Achieves Continued Growth Across Footprint
April 11, 2018

STRATFORD, Conn. (April 11, 2018) Connecticut Distributors Inc., (CDI), an affiliate of Breakthru Beverage Group, announced today that it has acquired New England Wine & Spirits. New England Wine & Spirits has achieved recognition for its significant portfolio of fine wines and Direct Imports, from their long-held relationships with suppliers in France, Italy, South Africa, and South America. With this acquisition, CDI will now have state-wide exclusivity for Barefoot Cellars, Bogle Vineyards, and Wente Vineyards.

“We are motivated by what the future holds for CDI in terms of potential growth and our overall presence. This acquisition of New England Wine & Spirts, with their dynamic portfolio of brands, strengthens our position as the leading beverage company in the state of Connecticut. This is an exciting time for CDI, as we look forward to providing our customers with a stronger brand portfolio” said John Parke, President, Connecticut Distributors, Inc.

With this acquisition and effective May 1, 2018, CDI will establish the New England Division, a new retail sales division that will continue to represent many of the brands that are currently sold by New England Wine & Spirits.

About Connecticut Distributors, Inc.
Connecticut Distributors, Inc. (CDI), founded in 1933, is one of the largest wine and spirits distributors in the state, handling more than 3,000 on-premise and 1,200 off-premise accounts, and employing approximately 300 associates. CDI reaches every corner of the state, utilizes the most innovative technology and employs the industry’s most knowledgeable sales force to represent its world class brands. Connecticut Distributors, Inc. is an affiliate of Breakthru Beverage Group.

About New England Wine & Spirits
New England Wine & Spirits, based in West Haven, Connecticut, represents close to 100 suppliers from around the globe, as an Importer and a wholesale distributor across the entire state. The company has been operating for over 20 years.

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