Jim Clerkin, President and CEO of Mo?t Hennessy North America. “As an outcome of this new agreement, we reinforce our already strong relationship and have agreed to invest in additional resources and infrastructure to fuel accelerated growth for the Mo?t Hennessy portfolio in the U.S.”
Southern and Moët Hennessy renewed their exclusive relationship in eleven states. Moët Hennessy is the number one importer and marketer of luxury alcoholic beverages in the US. The wholesale relationship with Southern will be effective in the following open states: Alaska, California, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Oregon (for wine only), South Carolina and Washington. Southern also will oversee broker setup in seventeen control states for Moët Hennessy brands.
Presidents and CEO’s of both companies expressed their satisfaction with the renewal deal. Jim Clerkin of Moët Hennessy North America stated, “As an outcome of this new agreement, we reinforce our already strong relationship and have agreed to invest in additional resources and infrastructure to fuel accelerated growth for the Moët Hennessy portfolio in the U.S.” Similarly, Wayne Chaplin of Southern, echoed Clerkin’s sentiments, “We’re honored to renew our distribution agreement with Moët Hennessy USA. The extension of this partnership is a testament to the leadership, dedication and hard work provided by each of our team members. Our long-term commitment to grow the Moët Hennessy portfolio is the foundation of our ongoing focus of delivering superior luxury marketing and high quality distribution services.”
Source: PR Newswire, Southern Wine & Spirits of America