SYOSSET, New York--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York (“Southern Glazer’s”) — the New York division of the largest North American wine and spirits distribution company — today announced plans to immediately upgrade and repurpose its existing Port Elizabeth, NJ storage center to augment existing distribution operations located in Syosset, New York. The storage facility will be upgraded with the latest distribution automation technology and equipment to enhance customer service and to support growing demand in the New York Metro marketplace.
“Our focus has been and continues to be providing leading-class service to complement the brands we serve. This initiative is geared to support and deliver on that promise.”
“It’s been nearly 12 years since Southern Glazer’s entered the New York market, representing some of the world’s leading wine and spirits brands,” said Larry Goodrich, EVP and General Manager of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York. “As a result of our successes, we’re making this new investment in our infrastructure so we can meet the needs of our customers. We are confident that upgrading this facility will help us enhance service to existing customers and facilitate our ability to effectively and efficiently service our retailers as we continue to grow our business in New York.”
The 286,000 square foot Port Elizabeth facility, currently being used for storage, will be able to service over two million cases annually. Southern Glazer’s existing 350,000 square foot Syosset distribution center will continue and operate as-is, in coordination with the Port Elizabeth facility.
“With another record year behind us, all indications are that our growth will continue,” added Roy Kohn, VP of Operations for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York. “As we rapidly work to bring this facility on line and fully operational by late summer, we’ll also be assessing our long-term needs for continued expansion in New York. On behalf of the Southern Glazer’s New York leadership team, we want to thank our dedicated employees for their ongoing support and we look forward to continuing to work closely with both local and NY state officials as we develop our long-term expansion plans including working together to find an additional permanent location in Metro New York.
Larry Goodrich added, “Our focus has been and continues to be providing leading-class service to complement the brands we serve. This initiative is geared to support and deliver on that promise.”
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is North America’s largest wine and spirits distributor, and the preeminent data insights company for alcoholic beverages. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states and the District of Columbia, Canada, and the Caribbean, and employs more than 20,000 team members. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.