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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Named to Newsweek’s Top 100 Most Loved Workplaces For 2021

Friday, October 22, 2021

Most Loved Workplaces employees are happiest and most satisfied at work

Newsweek today announced the 2021 list for Most Loved Workplaces, ranking the top 100 companies as part of a collaboration with the Best Practice Institute (BPI), a development center and think tank. Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits (Southern Glazer's)—the world’s preeminent distributor of beverage alcohol—has been awarded as a Top Most Loved Workplace because of its people-first culture – from cultivating the next generation of leaders, to providing innovative tools and resources to help employees reach their full potential, and investing in meaningful causes that promote equality and create a positive social impact.

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has been recognized as a Top Most Loved Workplace by Newsweek. (Graphic: Business Wire)

Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has been recognized as a Top Most Loved Workplace by Newsweek. (Graphic: Business Wire)

The results were determined after surveying more than 800,000 employees from businesses with workforces varying in size from 50 to more than 10,000. The list pays tribute to companies that put respect, caring and appreciation for their employees at the center of their business model and, in doing so, have earned the loyalty and respect of the people who work for them.

“I have always said that it’s our people that make the difference, whether it’s how our team members take care of our customers and suppliers or the way they passionately engage with our communities,” said Wayne E. Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “We have worked tirelessly to listen to our employees and create a culture where they can bring their best and authentic selves to work each day. Of all the business awards we could win, we are especially honored to be recognized as a Company that cares for and appreciates its people.”

Five key areas were measured to gauge employee sentiment: the level of collaboration at the firm; how positive workers are about their future at the company; how much employer values align with employee values; respect at all levels; and career achievement. Given the many challenges that arose from COVID-19, the survey also included company responses and adaptability to the pandemic, like return-to-office rules; workplace diversity, equity and inclusion; as well as compensation and benefits policies and practices.

“In order to compete for top talent, companies today have to be innovative and thoughtful about the environment they’re creating for their employees,” said Nancy Cooper, Global Editor in Chief, Newsweek.

“The best way to determine the strength of a company’s culture is by measuring the degree of love employees feel for their workplace,” said Louis Carter, CEO & Founder of Best Practice Institute & Most Loved Workplace. “This research provides the most comprehensive analysis available, and we’re thrilled to be partnering with Newsweek in shining a light on these standout companies.”

For the full Newsweek list of 2021’s Most Loved Workplaces, please visit America's Most Loved Workplaces 2021 (

To view Southern Glazer’s certified profile as a Most Loved Workplace visit

About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. In 2021, Southern Glazer’s was selected as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at


To identify the top 100 companies for the Newsweek ranking, companies were evaluated and scored as follows: 35 percent of the initial score was based on employee survey responses; 25 percent was derived from analysis of external public ratings from sites such as Comparably, Careerbliss, Glassdoor, Indeed and Google; and 40 percent came from direct interviews with and written responses from company officials. Newsweek then conducted additional research into every company on the list, as well as the top runners up, to determine the final list of 100 companies and their ranking. (The list includes both U.S. firms and companies with a strong U.S. presence that are based overseas.)

About Newsweek

Newsweek is the modern global digital news organization built around the iconic, over 85-year-old American magazine. Newsweek reaches 100 million people each month with its thought-provoking news, opinion, images, graphics, and video delivered across a dozen print and digital platforms. Headquartered in New York City, Newsweek also publishes international editions in EMEA and Asia.

About Best Practice Institute

Best Practice Institute is an award-winning leadership and organization development center, benchmark research company, think tank, and solutions provider. BPI is the certifying body for Most Loved Workplace® and conducted the original research to create the model and criteria for becoming a Most Loved Workplace®. BPI’s research proves that Most Loved Workplaces produce 3-4 times better customer service, employee performance, and retention than companies not loved by their employees.

For more information on how to apply to become a Most Loved Workplace for 2022, go to:

Southern Glazer's Wine and Spirits, LLC
Cindy Haas
Vice President, Communications & CSR
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1166
Mobile: (786) 498-7640
Sofia Estevez
Manager, Communications & CSR
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1162
Mobile: (786) 457-6821

Source: Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits


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