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Liquid Assets: A Podcast with Rabobank

Click here to listen.  Cheryl Murphy Durzy is the founder and CEO Liberation Distribution (LibDib) and she joins the Raboresearch beverage team to discuss the future of the three tier system. Cheryl started LibDib after years of frustration finding distributors for her family’s wine label. LibDib is a web-based distribution...

Changes in Business Models Disrupt Wine Market

Changes in Business Models Disrupt Wine Market

Changes in Business Models Disrupt Wine Market A recent report predicts the consolidation of wineries and more in the global wine business . BY LESLIE GEVIRTZ Rabobank’s third-quarter report released this week forecasts consolidation in the wholesale tier, wineries and the retail sector, as change becomes the only certainty in the wine...

LibDib Courting More Importers

  WSD BRIEFS: LIBDIB COURTING MORE IMPORTERS. Liberation Distribution, a web-based distribution company operating in NY and CA, is looking to build its stable of alcohol importers. LibDib founder Cheryl Durzy says both California and New York are open for business to anyone who is licensed and wants to sell...

Companies in 47 States are Now Using Liberation Distribution

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, is calling all wine, beer and spirits producers in the states of Arkansas, Nebraska and North Dakota to join LibDib today and start selling to restaurants and retailers in...

LibDib Turns One

Liberation Distribution, the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol,  celebrated the one-year anniversary of distribution done differently. A year ago, today, LibDib launched their online platform and for the first time all beer, wine and spirits producers were given an option for...

3-tier change-up: Wineries explore new distribution models

Over the past decade, distributor consolidation has jarred the producer-to-wholesaler ratio, and this evolution is testing the long-standing three-tier system. With many more wineries to a shrinking number of distributors, it is becoming increasingly difficult for small producers, in particular, to get their wines to market. Producers and many smaller...