The Technology Evolution of 3-Tier Distribution
Alcohol distribution. The three-tier system. Big distribution. All of these terms elicit strong emotions in our industry. We know. We spent last week at the 76th Annual WSWA conference in Orlando where we discussed three-tier distribution with our colleagues. We met with big distributors, small Makers and everyone in between. Do you know what the […]
Libiversary, 2 Years!
By Cheryl Duzy Today is a big day for us LibDibbers. We have been live to Makers and Resellers for two years. Happy Birthday LibDib! When I think back to Day 1 (March 22, 2017)…wow! We have come so unbelievably far. LibDib is now a team of nearly 20 strong. We?ve partnered with the second […]
News Flash: Working with Resellers is Your Job. Here?s how to do it.
By Ben Salisbury The hardest things to grasp and accept can sometimes be counter-intuitive. Like not using your car?s high beams in the fog, or putting on your oxygen mask before your child?s. And my favorite: you?re more likely to cut yourself using a dull knife than a sharp one. Here?s another counter-intuitive truth guaranteed […]
Get your hands on hard-to-find wine and craft spirits
At LibDib we talk a lot about how we?re different from traditional distributors, but one key difference is that LibDib offers ANY licensed Maker distribution. For you beverage geeks out there, this means LibDib can get pretty much any product your customers desire. Mixologists and sommeliers looking for really hard to find products? Yep, we […]
A Behind The Bar Trend Your Business Can?t Afford to Miss
Today?s customers seek craft spirits and small production wines. The research is there. More importantly you see it every day at your bar, restaurant or retail location. Millennials are now a major part of the total market share for spirits consumption and they want authentically crafted products. But there?s a problem. Many small Makers have […]
3 Simple Things To Do Today To Be More Appealing to Resellers
A major part of the wine or spirits business is appealing to Resellers. Whether it?s on-premise or off-premise, what and how offerings are presented to Buyers can make or break sales. Resellers have limited shelf and behind-the-bar space. Those spaces are highly sought after by pretty much every brand out there. Combine that with the […]
What if we told you signing up with a new distributor can be easy and you could be buying new craft spirits & wine online in a matter of minutes?
As a bartender, restaurateur, sommelier, or retailer, you know all too well the challenges of working with a a new distributor. Credit apps and another rep to deal with weekly…it can be daunting! Especially when you?re already working with several distributors that you like and trust. It?s easy to stick to your old ways. After […]
LibDib is a Distributor not a Broker and Why It Matters
Is LibDib a broker? We get that question all the time and the answer is no, we are not a broker. LibDib is a fully licensed, three-tier compliant wholesale distributor. We utilize a technology platform to connect buyers and sellers in a modern and efficient way. And no worries if our model causes you to […]
Hit the Ground Running: Tips to Make 2019 the Year of Selling
Happy 2019! ?Heading into the new year, LibDib is here for all wine and spirits producers looking for compliant three-tier distribution in three states (and many more to come!) All licensed Makers now have access to buyers in New York, California and Wisconsin. But where does one start with planning distribution? Even in just three […]
LibDib’s Predictions for 2019
Here it is, my predictions for 2019. Overall, I agree with others in the industry that canned wine and cocktails will continue to grow in the coming year. Ros? production has finally outgrown consumption, so prices will drop. Beer will continue to be localized (i.e. less big beer, more craft) but the majority sold within […]