Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the First U.S. Alcohol Beverage Wholesaler to Join the National Minority Supplier Development Council

Southern Glazers

MIAMI and DALLAS, December 10, 2020—Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world’s pre-eminent distributor of alcohol beverage—today announced it is the first U.S. alcohol beverage wholesaler to join the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). The NMSDC advances business opportunities for certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and connects them to corporate members. Southern Glazer’s membership is part of the Company’s efforts to expand its relationships with qualified minority-owned businesses.

“Southern Glazer’s is committed to supplier diversity and developing diverse suppliers across our national network,” commented Mark Calimlim, Vice President, Corporate Procurement. “We look forward to accessing the NMSDC’s full breadth of resources to help enhance our supply base relationships with more certified Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American business enterprises.”

“NMSDC is excited to have Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits join its network of over 450 national corporate members. As the first U.S. distributor of alcohol beverage, our MBEs in 23 affiliate councils are able to have access to new opportunities”, Adrienne Trimble, NMSDC President and CEO.

Southern Glazer’s is focused on creating a diverse vendor base that is reflective of the communities it serves. Vendors fit into multiple categories and together, they play an integral role in how Southern Glazer’s ultimately delivers its world-class wine and spirits brands to customers. From technology and professional services, to supply chain, operations and marketing, Southern Glazer’s Corporate Vendor Management Team seeks to include small and diverse suppliers in its strategic sourcing and procurement processes. For more information 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. 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

About NMSDC |
Chartered in 1972, The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) was stood up because of the civil rights movement in the late 1960s and continues to be the leading minority business development organization in the United States. NMSDC supports the economic sustainability of more than 12,000 certified minority business enterprises (MBEs) and advances minority business development by facilitating procurement opportunities between its certified MBEs and its network of 455 Corporate Members. NMSDC’s Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native America businesses provides products and services in many industries. The NMSDC network includes a National Office in New York, 23 affiliate regional councils, five international partner organizations and the Business Consortium Fund (BCF) as its funding arm.

Press Contacts:
Cindy Haas
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC
Senior Director, Public Relations
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1166
Mobile: (786) 498-7640

Jennifer Hanlon
Southern Glazer’s Wine and Spirits, LLC
Senior Communications Specialist
Office: (305) 625-4171, ext. 1534
Mobile: 305-898-9982