MLBA SILVER ALLIED MEMBER, Southern Wine & Spirits of America, Inc., (Southern), the nation’s largest wine and spirits distributor, first entered the Minnesota market in early 2010 via a joint venture with Minneapolis-based J.J. Taylor Companies, a leading beer wholesaler. Continuing its association with J.J. Taylor, Southern’s presence in the state was further strengthened when its now-established Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota division acquired the Quality distributorship in early 2012. In November 2012, Southern announced plans to open its own fully operational distribution center in Shakopee, Minnesota. At that time, Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota and J.J. Taylor mutually agreed to end their partnership, and Southern Wine & Spirits of Minnesota commenced operations as a wholly owned, independent statewide wine and spirits distributorship in Minnesota.

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