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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Maker Compliance Blog — ?I want to grow my business through distribution in more states?.OR DO I????
If you?re reading this LibDib blog, you?re probably aware that we announced some significant strategic partnerships recently. We are very excited to expand to new markets, and we understand that these announcements bring plenty of compliance questions and logistics questions from both existing, and new, Makers. Before Makers get glossy-eyed at the thought of all […]
Last week I attended the first ever Craft Beverage Distribution Conference in Louisville, KY. I was honored to deliver the opening keynote on the past, present and future of the middle tier. Based on the awesome questions I received after, I think the content resonated with conference attendees. I was a little nervous too! As […]
Question: ?What state is LibDib going to next?? Answer: WISCONSIN! I have been DYING to answer that question since we launched. It?s been a long time coming and we are very excited to officially expand into our third market! Wisconsin is now available to ANY Maker who wants distribution in that state. For the near […]
I?ve said this before?.my favorite part of this job is working with our Makers. I love every single story I hear about people following their passion. And, after all, passion breeds passion. I spent 20 years selling my family?s small production wines. I?ve hit the streets, worked with many many wholesalers and I know the […]
Regulatory Compliance for Makers: A Q&A with LibDib?s Senior Compliance Lead It?s time for a blog about everyone?s favorite topic–regulatory compliance! Well, before pushing snooze, let me tell all Makers out there that you probably should keep reading. I?ll address some of the most common compliance-related questions LibDib fields from Makers, with the hope of […]