News & Updates

Champion Brands CEO Earl Benton ‘Did it All on His Own’

City and state officials did nothing for Earl Benton, CEO of Champion Brands Inc., when he decided to build a new headquarters. They said so Tuesday in public remarks to about 90 people at the project site. “We didn’t do anything,” said District 4 state Sen. Aaron Bean, a Republican representing Nassau County and part […]

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Alcoholic Beverage Distributor Champion Brands Expands

Jacksonville-based beverage distributor Champion Brands is beginning work today on a $6 million, 36,000-square-foot headquarters, nearly five times the size of its current space. After the company moves into its new home at 5220 Florida Mining Blvd. South, the current 8,000-square-foot office will be torn down and replaced with 40,000 square feet of warehouse space, […]

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Fort Pierce’s Southern Eagle Distributing wins regional, national Constellation Brands awards

Southern Eagle Distributing in Fort Pierce Pierce has been recognized as the first place regional winner and first place national winner for Constellation Brands. Southern Eagle, which supports many local charities and nonprofits including the Boys & Girls Club of St. Lucie County, the Navy Seal Museum, the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary, Operation 300, the Economic Development […]

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Amid Craft Beer Surge, Distributors Want Laws Constant

The beer business is evolving, and those involved in it would like to see very little change in laws guiding the industry. Thirty different local and national breweries showcased their suds at a trade show on Wednesday hosted by Tri-Eagle Sales, a leading beverage wholesaler in North and North-Central Florida. Tri-Eagle President Ken Daley in an […]

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Tri-Eagle Sales Hosts Supplier Trade Show in Midway

Specialty beverage group, Tri-Eagle Sales, hosted its supplier trade show, highlighting what they offer to support current and new businesses. Several booths were set up around the venue for beer tasting. Similarly to wine tastings, the event features unique and specialty items meant to expand one’s pallet. “The draw to the trade show Wednesday was […]

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Peter W. Busch Foundation Gives $15,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs of SLC

Philip Busch, president of Southern Eagle Distributing and the Peter W. Busch Family Foundation, presented a check for $15,000 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Lucie County, in support of the Youth of the Year Program. The Youth of the Year Program recognizes top achieving youths from each of the local Clubs. One […]

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Tampa Bay Brewing Expands Florida Distribution Footprint, Refreshes Branding

Tampa Bay Brewing Co. (TBBC), one of Florida’s oldest independent craft breweries, announced today that 2017 sales increased by more than 27% over the year previous, buoyed significantly by growing demand for their flagship Reef Donkey APA, Old Elephant Foot IPA, and a series of seasonal beers including Quat, Florida Tart, Last Days of Summer, […]

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Booze from vending machines? No way, beer and liquor groups say

Beer distributors and independent liquor stores are lining up to oppose a proposal for high-tech beer and wine vending machines in South Florida. The Beer Industry of Florida, the Florida Beer Wholesalers Association, and the Florida Independent Spirits Association led separate motions to intervene in the case last Thursday. A newly-formed Miami-Dade company is seeking […]

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Pepin Distributing Company receives commendation from Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners

The Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners presents proclamations and commendations to recognize important dates and causes, and to celebrate the significant contributions of businesses, groups, and individuals to the people of Hillsborough County. Below is the commendation that Pepin Distributing Company and Skipper’s Smokehouse were honored to receive; The Hillsborough County Board of County […]

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