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Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Recognized as a US Best Managed Company

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—is proud to announce it has been selected as a 2021 US Best Managed Company. Sponsored by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal, the program recognizes outstanding U.S. private companies and the achievements of their management teams.

“It is such an honor for Southern Glazer’s to be named a 2021 US Best Managed Company,” said Wayne Chaplin, Chief Executive Officer, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. “Our corporate culture is rooted in our FAMILY values, which guide every business decision we make. As an organization, we listen to each other—callout our wins, identify opportunities, and adjust—something that proved more valuable than ever amid the pandemic. From Southern Glazer’s eCommerce strategy supporting customers and suppliers, to our people culture that empowers employees to share their thoughts and ideas in a diverse and inclusive environment, we are constantly pursuing ways to continuously improve and never rest on our laurels. It’s a winning formula that we are proud to have recognized.”

The 2021 designees are U.S. private companies that have demonstrated excellence in strategic planning and execution, a commitment to their people by fostering a dynamic, resilient culture—all while delivering strong financials. The challenges and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic elevated the “degree of difficulty” in 2020, and despite major challenges and immense pressure, the honorees continued to lead with purpose and the vision to make significant contributions to their industries, communities, workforces and the economy.

In its second year, the US Best Managed Companies program targeted more than 500 potential applicants from across the U.S., and Southern Glazer’s was one of 49 honorees selected for the esteemed designation. Applicants are evaluated and selected by a panel of external judges focused on assessing hallmarks of excellence in four key areas: strategy, execution, culture and financials. Southern Glazer’s joins a global ecosystem of honorees from more than 30 countries recognized by the Best Managed Companies program.

About the Best Managed Companies Program
The Best Managed Companies program is a mark of excellence for private companies. U.S. designees have revenues of at least $250 million. Hundreds of private companies around the world have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates four key criteria in their management skills and practices — strategy, execution, culture and financials. U.S. program sponsors are Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. For more information, visit

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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. 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

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Cindy Haas
Vice President, Public Relations
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