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Park Street CEO, Harry Kohlmann at WSWA

Park Street CEO Talks Creating a Brand Blueprint for Expansion

Orlando, FL, March 31, 2019 – Park Street Founder and CEO Dr. Harry Kohlmann on Sunday advised new brands that the creation of a good product, good package and good brand story is not the finish line, rather it’s the cost of entry today. Speaking on a panel at the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America’s 76th annual convention, Dr. Kohlmann advised that once a solid brand is created, the supplier should begin to create an expansion blueprint by picking a small test market, figuring out what works, and then expand to more accounts and markets using the same roadmap. “Do the hard work, replicate the blueprint, and then expand it,” he said. Dr. Kohlmann was among a group of industry leaders gathered by the trade organization to discuss pressing distribution topics on a panel titled “Distribution and Brand Building: How to Get to Market and Compete in Today’s Challenging Environment.” The panel, hosted by Breakthru Beverage’s vice chairman Danny Wirtz included: Kristen Bareuther, Managing Director of First Beverage Ventures; Cheryl Durzy, Founder and CEO of LibDib; Ryan Moses, Executive Vice President of Best Brands; and Brian Rosen, President of BevStrat. The experts fielded questions on how to stand-out in a sea of similar SKUs, alternative 3-tier compliant routes to market, finding venture capital, and navigating compliance and state laws. To learn more about the event, visit wswaconvention.org Press Contacts: Crystal Horta Events Manager, Client Development +1 (305) 967 7440 ext 618 chorta@parkstreet.com Emily Pennington Content Manager, Client Development +1 (972) 948 7953 epennington@parkstreet.com For more information, please contact the Park Street team at (305) 967-7440 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQze74KkZHaS_caZBTBCZw Facebook:...
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Park Street to Exhibit Premier Pavilion at WSWA 76th Annual Convention & Exposition

Orlando, FL – The Wine and Spirit Wholesalers of America (WSWA) will be hosting their 76th annual convention and exposition this year. From Sunday, March 31 to Wednesday, April 3, wine and spirit distributors and suppliers alike will join at the Grande Lakes hotel in Orlando, Florida to participate in the largest premier alcohol event. As a long-time partner and supporter of WSWA, Park Street will be a lead exhibitor with a pavilion in the Palazzo ballroom, located in the JW Marriott, Grande Lakes spanning booths #300 – 411 where 28 of their clients will present their craft brands for attendees to taste and enjoy. Park Street will also accept meetings and private discussions, open for scheduling at booth #309. Pioneered by CEO Dr. Harry Kohlmann and President Chris Mehringer, 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. WSWA will host a variety of special events throughout the four-day convention, including seminars, tasting and mixology competitions, and industry forums. The Wine & Spirits MarketPlace tasting event is new this year and highlights a vast array of products. It is scheduled for Sunday, March 31 at 12:00pm in the Tuscany Ballroom at the Ritz Carlton. WSWA’s 76th Annual Convention and Exposition will take place...
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Park Street’s CEO, Dr. Kohlmann and Esteemed Panelists to Present at the American Craft Spirits Association Distillers’ Convention

Minneapolis, MN — Park Street Companies announced today that Harry Kohlmann, CEO, will be speaking at American Craft Spirits Association Convention taking place on February 10th -12th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Kohlmann and a group of esteemed panelists will discuss strategies that have fueled their companies’ successes and continued growth ambitions. The panel, titled “How to Build a Sustainable Craft Spirits Business for the Long Haul,” takes place on February 12th, from 11am – 11:55am. Panelists include: Thomas Mooney, CEO and Co-Owner of Westward American Single Malt Whiskey; Paul Hletko, founder of FEW Spirits; and Dan Garrison, founder of Garrison Brothers Distillery. “With more than 1,800 craft spirits distilleries, an increasingly fragmented marketplace, and ongoing distributor consolidation, growing an entrepreneurial spirits brand is more challenging than ever before,” said Dr. Kohlmann. “Identifying the growth drivers for long-term success is key for a viable business model.” Dr. Kohlmann who serves as Chief Executive Officer oversees all aspects of Park Street’s operations and growth, including business development, strategy, innovation, and client services. To learn more about the event, visit https://americancraftspirits.org/programs/convention/ Press Contact: +1 (305) 967 7440 marketing@parkstreet.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQze74KkZHaS_caZBTBCZw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParkStreetCompanies Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkStreetNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ParkStreetCompanies/ LinkedIn:...
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Park Street’s Director of Client Development Sarah Nagel Sisisky to Present at the Craft Beverage and Distribution Conference & Expo

Louisville, KY – The Craft Beverage Distribution Conference & Expo (CBE) will be taking place on December 4th – 6th at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. CBE is a curated event, designed to teach step-by-step ways to formulate a solid distribution plan with the help of experts who know the craft business inside and out. The conference offers master sessions along with access to the trade show hall which features 80+ exhibitors with solutions to streamline small businesses. On Wednesday, December 5th , Park Street Companies’ Director of Client Development, Sarah Nagel Sisisky will present Expanding Beyond Your Home Market, Exporting, and Overseas Markets. Knowing when and how aggressively to grow can be the most difficult challenges many craft producers face. Join each session to learn what plans and resources you should have in place to expand beyond your home market, the international distribution process and the impact exporting can have on your business. The Craft Beverage Distribution Conference & Expo (CBE) will be on Tuesday, December 4th – Thursday, December 6th. The event will take place at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are available at: https://www.craftbeverageexpo.com/ Expansion Part I: When and How Should You Expand Beyond Your Home Market? will be presented on Wednesday, December 5th at 2:00pm followed by Expansion Part II: The Next Frontier: Exporting and Overseas Markets to be presented on Wednesday, December 5th at 2:50pm. For more information, please contact the Park Street team at (305) 967-7440 or email marketing@parkstreet.com  YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaQze74KkZHaS_caZBTBCZw Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ParkStreetCompanies Twitter: https://twitter.com/ParkStreetNews Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ParkStreetCompanies/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/parkstreetcompanies/...

Park Street Companies Releases the 2018 Craft Spirits Data Project

Park Street Companies 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 third year. To receive a copy of this year’s Craft Spirits Data Project please email: info@parkstreet.com KEY FINDINGS AND HIGHLIGHTS The craft distilling industry sold nearly 7.2 million cases in 2017, up 23.7% in volume over 2016, with $3.7 billion in sales and 29.9% growth by value. The number of active craft distilleries* in the U.S. grew by 15.5% over the last year to 1,835 distilleries. Craft Spirits industry investment has doubled over the past two years. Exports are up 5.7% since 2016 with more than half a million cases exported. Distillery and tasting room sales make up 40% of all sales for small craft distilleries, while out of state sales make up 62% for larger craft distilleries. Some states are “craftier” than others, with California, New York, Washington, Texas, and Colorado. Federal Excise Tax (FET) reform is helping to stimulate craft spirits growth. PROJECT BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY The Craft Spirits Data Project © 2018 is a proprietary research project whose goal is to provide a solid and reliable fact base for evaluating performance and trends in the U.S. craft spirits industry. The Craft Spirits Data Project, which was first announced and presented in 2016, is the beverage industry’s first-ever comprehensive craft distilling study. The Project quantifies the number, size, and impact of craft spirits producers in the United States. Together, the ACSA, Park Street, and the IWSR launched the Craft Spirits Data Project in October, 2015. 2018...
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Third Annual Craft Spirits Data Project – September 25, 2018

Economic Briefing led by Park Street, ACSA and IWSR New York – The Craft Spirits Data Project (CSDP) is planning its third annual release next week. The study was developed by and Park Street Companies (Park Street), The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), and The International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) to provide reliable data and analyze trends in the U.S. craft spirits industry. The three companies will meet on Tuesday, September 25 for the Economic Briefing to discuss 2017 findings. The CSDP was first announced and presented in 2016 and is the beverage industry’s first-ever and exclusive comprehensive craft distilling study. The program collects data from distillers, distributors and retailers to analyze the impact of craft spirits producers in the United States. The Craft Spirits Data Project and Economic Briefing aims to create a deeper understanding of the U.S. craft spirits landscape across the three tier system to determine how this could affect the future of the industry. The Crafts Spirits Economic Briefing will occur on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00am EST at Fine & Rare, 9 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016. Featured speakers include Harry Kohlmann, Ph.D, CEO, Park Street; Adam Rogers, Research Director, The IWSR; Margie A.S. Lehrman, Executive Director, ACSA; and Thomas Mooney, CEO and Co-Owner, Westward Whiskey and Inaugural President, ACSA....