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Alcohol distributors – Beauty or Beast

There s a new wrinkle in the distributor world, offering lower cost and nationwide distribution –“ Masilva” (libdib.com). Most states, including Nevada, use a 3 tier distribution system – producer to distributor to retailer with a cost/profit grease at each level to for the skids. For small producers like we...

Startup develops model to connect alcohol manufacturers, sellers

A new Silicon Valley-based alcohol distribution company is hoping to disrupt the three-tier system by offering small-batch beer, wine and spirits producers a more cost-effective route to market and contracts void of strict franchise provisions. Liberation Distribution, which is based in in San Jose, California and was founded by Cheryl...

New Distribution Model for Small Producers Takes Flight

Frank I. Hoppe, COO, Richard Brashears, CTO, and Cheryl Murphy Durzy, CEO have launched LibDib, a web platform and mobile app for distributing small producers’ inventory. With all the consolidation going on among distributors and producers of alcoholic beverages, it’s become increasingly difficult for small producers to get their product...

New web-based distribution portal

San Jose, Calif. — The founders of the new company Liberation Distribution claim the new web-based distribution portal provides a new and easy path to wholesale sales for beverage alcohol suppliers. The website is set up to facilitate sales in California by April 5 and has plans to bring the...

Technology to the Little Guys’ Rescue?

BY LESLIE GEVIRTZ || BEVERAGE INDUSTRY ENTHUSIAST Three Californians hope to upend a system for shipping and distributing wine, spirits and beer that has been in place since Prohibition ended, and they plan to do this with the help of technology. Cheryl Durzy, a 20-year wine industry veteran and licensed...

Wine News March 23, 2017

The Drinks Business on new player in the US wholesale wine market who is trying to shake things up. "The LibDib tech platform will automatically handle invoicing, payment processing, collections and taxes, which Durzy says allows producers and retailers to do business in “a more open, efficient and cost effective way”....

Silicon Valley Startup Aims to Disrupt Distribution

Chris Funari | Brewbound A new Silicon Valley-based alcohol distribution company is hoping to disrupt the three-tier system by offering small-batch beer, wine and spirits producers a more cost-effective route to market and contracts void of strict franchise provisions. Liberation Distribution, which is based in in San Jose, California and...

LibDib Cracks the Code of Modern Three Tier Alcohol Distribution

Tom Wark | fermentationwineblog.com The most shocking thing about the new Liberation Distribution (LibDib) wholesale platform is that the idea to automate distribution of alcohol on a platform that invites everyone onboard apparently escaped the great minds occupying the middle tier. I jest. Of course American wholesalers didn’t think of the...

New Company Breaks Barriers to Distribution for Small Producers

Editor | wineindustryadvisor.com Consolidation continues to make distributors bigger and fewer while the number of producers grow with new small producers enter the market. The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 cases, and they’ve been effectively blocked from three-tier distribution because distributor giants won’t take...