Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Announces Retirement of Terry Brick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Illinois

Michael Thompson named as successor Source: Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits August 3, 2022 Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer’s)-the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol-today announced the retirement of Terry Brick, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Illinois, effective December 31, 2022. “Terry has been a key part of the Southern Glazer’s team…

BREAKTHRU EXPANDS PARTNERSHIP WITH MOET HENNESSY

Source: Wine & Spirits Daily August 2, 2022 Breakthru Beverage Group announced that it is now the exclusive distributor for the Moet Hennessy portfolio in Illinois. The companies’ partnership now covers six US markets, with Illinois joining Arizona, Colorado, Delaware, Maryland and Washington DC. “We look forward to representing Moet Hennessy’s global portfolio in Illinois…

In Memory of Ed Callison

I had the privilege of knowing and doing business with the Callison family for forty years. Ed like his Father and Uncle before him personified the great, hard working, family owned wholesalers who helped build the industry you see today, regionally strong and successful brands directly tied to the efforts of family owned wholesalers like Callison…

2022 ILBA CONVENTION AND TRADE SHOW

2022 ILBA 136th Annual Convention and Business Meeting – September 18-20, 2022 in Quincy, IL. Make plans now to join us for a Great Convention at the Oakley Lindsay Center in Quincy, IL. We have top speakers in the industry, a superb on-site Trade Show, great hospitality and social events. The ILBA has a membership…

ILBA Members Attend 20th Annual ABL Convention in New Orleans

  Rock Island Chapt. 39 – Connie Cornmesser and outgoing ABL President J. J. Moran Rock Island Chapt. 39 Members – Connie Cornmesser, Becky Covemaker, Ericka Catterton and Brian Hendricks   Clinton County Chapt. 44 Members – Trish Beckmann, Nancy Huelsmann, Marvin Gebke, and Dana Taylor Kankakee Chapt. 25 Steve Conrad Recognized Retailer of the…

Teamsters strike hits prominent Chicago-area liquor distributor

Drivers have been off the job since Monday night at Breakthru Beverage Group in Cicero. Source: https://chicago.suntimes.com/ June 18, 2022 Truck drivers have gone on strike against Breakthru Beverage Group in Cicero, a leading wholesaler of beer, wine and liquor. About 100 employees belonging to Teamsters Local 710 have been on strike since Monday night,…

Jobs Report: Leisure & Hospitality Remain Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

June 14, 2022   U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President of Public Affairs and Policy Tori Emerson Barnes issued a statement on the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May employment report: “With only 84,000 jobs added in May, Leisure & Hospitality employment remains 7.9% below pre-pandemic levels, with 1.3 million of these jobs still lost. While many…

Liquor Control Confirms 1A License Renewal Waiver

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE JUNE 10, 2022 The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to fight for our industry.ILLINOIS LIQUOR CONTROL COMMISSION For Immediate Release June 10, 2022 From: Governor JB Pritzker, Cynthia Berg, Chair, Lisa Gardner, Executive Director COVID-19 Related Action Guidance on License Renewal Dues Legislation HB4700 Public Act 102-0699 Governor Pritzker signed the 2023 budget on April…