Contact Us Today









Park Street President Chris Mehringer to speak on Vinexpo Panel

New York, NY – Vinexpo, taking place in New York for the first time, has organized a two-day conference dedicated to providing wine and spirit brands with the opportunity to connect with industry leaders and learn the latest trends in the ever-evolving alcohol business. As part of its initiation into the largest wine consuming market, Vinexpo has invited industry expert and Park Street President and Co-Founder, Chris Mehringer, to speak on an esteemed panel of professionals, exclusively presented to Vinexpo New York exhibitors. The panel will discuss industry trends within the U.S. market, a range of route-to-market strategies, and tips for building a successful brand. The presentation will take place the evening before the expo’s launch on Sunday, March 4th at 3:00 pm. Pioneered by Mehringer and CEO Harry Kohlmann, Park Street offers an innovative platform for craft wine and spirit brands to enter and expand in the U.S. market. Park Street is a leading provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to several thousand alcoholic beverage brands from the US and around the world. The company’s clients range from entrepreneurs to multi-brand global suppliers, and include craft distillers, centuries-old family businesses, award-winning wineries, innovation brands, and more. Vinexpo is an international brand committed to producing prominent wine and spirit events customized for trade professionals. Since 1981, the event has expanded to Bordeaux, Hong Kong, Tokyo and New York, granting the company the exclusive title of the only international brand with wine and spirit events in the three continents with the highest consumption rates. Vinexpo has become a pivotal business to expanding the wine...
IWSR Magazine Article

Park Street Companies Featured In IWSR Magazine

Park Street Companies was recently featured in the International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) Magazine, recognized for its innovative platform tailored to support the needs of emerging craft spirits brands. CEO and Co-Founder of Park Street, Harry Kohlmann, discusses the rapidly evolving beverage alcohol industry and what we can expect from the expanding market. The craft spirits industry is arguably one of the fastest growing sectors of beverage alcohol. This rapid growth appears to be in response to changing consumer trends. Dr. Kohlmann highlights the cycle of supply and demand as millennial consumers explore their options and consider specially crafted brands over the bigger names, generating increased market fragmentation and the opportunity for smaller brands to appeal to an evolved consumer. In reciprocation, entrepreneurs are flocking to the craft spirits industry, either developing their own private label brands or partnering with contract producers. The trend is not expected to slow in the foreseeable future, especially as craft whiskeys continue to age. Click here to read the full...

The 2017 Athens Bar Show was a great success!

Since 2010, the Athens Bar Show has been an informative exhibition offering the opportunity for bar industry professionals to educate and learn from one another. This past Tuesday, Park Street CEO, Harry Kohlmann, spoke at the renowned show and offered expert insight with his presentation ‘Route to Market Strategies for Spirits in the U.S.’. The United States proves to be complex with varying state regulations and barriers to entry. This presentation provides development and execution strategies for entering key states within the U.S., addressing major topics, such as commercial and industry trends, strategic development and execution, US market industry insights, and distribution options. With over 8,000 attendees, The Athens Bar Show proves to be a successful platform for professionals to exchange ideas and improve the ever-growing bar...
Craft and Spirits Data Project 2017

Park Street Imports Releases the 2017 Craft Spirits Data Project

MIAMI, FL – Park Street Imports has teamed with the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and the International Wine and Spirits Research group (IWSR) to develop and release the Craft Spirits Data Project for a second year. The project, developed last year, analyzes market data and current industry trends to better understand the burgeoning liquor sector and provide new venture brands with the tools to make informed market decisions. With the support and collaboration of the U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) and data partners including Nielsen, the project evaluates cross-sectional data from consumers, producers, distributors, and retailers to shed light on key industry developments.     The U.S. craft spirits industry is increasing exponentially in both volume and value. For purposes of this research, U.S. craft spirits are defined as distilled spirits manufactured in the U.S. by licensed producers that have not removed more than 750,000 proof gallons (or 394,317 9L cases) from bond, market themselves as craft, are not openly controlled by a large supplier, and have no proven violation of the ACSA Code of Ethics. In the past year, the number of active craft distillers in the U.S. grew by 20.8% to 1,589 in August 2017. Exports of U.S. craft spirits have also increased, peaking at 566,000 cases in 2016, adding more than 8.8% of additional volume to U.S. craft distillers’ total sales. Exports grew by 8.2% versus last year. Additional progress can be noted in the employment and investment sectors. Park Street will be updating and releasing the Craft Spirits Data Project annually and hopes that their findings and services will continue...
Chris Mehringer IBWSS Presentation

Park Street President, Chris Mehringer, Gives Presentation at IBWSS

The IBWSS was the first-ever bulk and private label wine and spirits event in California Close to 1500 wineries, distilleries, importers, distributors and retailers met in San Francisco for the debut of the highly anticipated International Bulk Wine & Spirits Show on July 26 & 27. At the event, suppliers and buyers traded and attendees learned about the latest trends in bulk wine and spirits, including methods to use private labels as a way to win over customers, boost loyalty and drive new sources of revenue. The event saw unprecedented success with most exhibitors walking away with deals or potential contacts with buyers. Exhibitors had the chance to meet buyers from Gallo wines, Trader Joe’s, Kroger’s, Bevmo amongst many others. Buyers came from all over the United States and were not limited to the vicinity of the Californian wine industry. In the post-event survey, 80% of the exhibitors reported a high level of satisfaction with the show quoting that they were pleased with the number and the quality of buyers that they met at the show. 60% of the exhibitors mentioned that they were likely or very likely to exhibit again with 30% signing up on the spot to exhibit at IBWSS 2018! Gary Aganjanian from Agajanian Vineyards and Wine company mentioned that “the buyers that they have met at IBWSS knew exactly what they wanted and they came with a precise need, It was great talking to them.” The list of exhibitors at the IBWSS included some of the biggest names in the industry, including Allied Grape Growers, Bulk Wine Centre, Delicato Family Vineyards, JF Hillebrand USA, Terressentia...
Park Street Imports Featured in Market Watch

Park Street Companies Featured In Market Watch Magazine

Park Street Imports was recently featured in Market Watch for its innovative platform within the wine and spirits industry. With its proprietary cloud-based software, Park Street Imports offers alcoholic beverage brands, both emerging and established, comprehensive back-office services ranging from regulatory compliance to logistics and operational support. This provides brand owners with the freedom to focus exclusively on their brand positioning, marketing and sales growth. Park Street Imports takes the traditional distribution model and makes it accessible to businesses entering the alcoholic beverage industry. The craft spirits sector has grown exponentially over the past decade. As of 2017, there are over 1,300 active craft producers in the United States alone. In response to this trend, Park Street Imports launched the Craft Spirits Data Project in conjunction with ACSA and IWSR. The project analyzes market data and current industry trends to better understand the burgeoning craft spirits sector of the liquor industry and provide twenty-first century brands with the tools to make informed market decisions. The entrepreneurial environment has sparked interest from larger beverage companies. While an acquisition or investment from a large supplier is the goal for some craft beverage brands, others aim to build a company around their brands and instead focus on the product. This has propelled Park Street Imports’ business model and the opportunities associated with it. Park Street Imports will be updating and releasing the Craft Spirits Data Project annually. The next report is scheduled to be released this summer and Park Street Imports hopes that their findings and services will provide a platform for innovators in establishing their presence within the liquor industry. To...