MIAMI & DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits (“Southern Glazer’s”)—the world's pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol—today announced the launch of a new Business-to-Customer eCommerce team, focused on sales growth and enhancing capabilities for their customers’ eCommerce businesses. The dedicated team will be responsible for providing operational excellence, programming and promotions, digital content, category insights and performance management in the eCommerce area, across channels, as well as with online retailers and beverage alcohol delivery platforms. The team will report to David Chaplin, Chief Growth Officer for Southern Glazer’s.
John Wittig, Chief Commercial Officer, Southern Glazer’s, said, “In today’s everchanging sales landscape, Southern Glazer’s has invested in a business unit that is poised to deliver innovative solutions for the evolving eCommerce needs of our customers. The Business-to-Customer eCommerce team is equipped with the experience, tools and insights to provide best in class service and growth strategies within the fast-moving digital space. We will be satisfying our key retailer needs while providing an incremental brand building platform for our supplier partners.”
David Chaplin added, “Southern Glazer’s Ventures was created to identify and execute against new growth opportunities that position both our supplier partners and customers for success in this dynamic marketplace. We are confident that by investing in best in class talent and building our capabilities in the Business-to-Customer eCommerce space, we will add great value to our supplier partners in a ‘must win’ channel, while providing customers with a suite of services that is unmatched in our industry.”
This team complements the Business-to-Business eCommerce capabilities the Company has developed through its industry-leading Proof™ platform, which gives Southern Glazer’s trade customers the convenience of 24/7 online ordering and account management, where they can search the Company’s extensive portfolio of brands, reorder favorites, and browse and discover exciting new products from anywhere and on any device.
The Business-to-Customer eCommerce team is headed by Nathan Mansperger, Vice President, Business-to-Customer eCommerce, who joins Southern Glazer’s with more than 13 years of experience in the beverage alcohol industry. Nathan’s most recent role was Chief Growth Officer for Provi, a beverage alcohol eCommerce solutions provider. Prior to that, Nathan held roles of increasing responsibility with Anheuser-Busch InBev, including Director, Regional Trade Marketing, Director, eCommerce, North America, and Global Director, eRetail. Nathan earned a bachelor’s degree from Georgia Institute of Technology and an MBA from Western Carolina University.
Reporting to Nathan is a team of nine highly experienced industry, CPG and eCommerce experts, including both internal hires as well as external hires.
About Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits
Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is the world’s pre-eminent distributor of beverage alcohol, and proud to be a multi-generational, family-owned company. The Company has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and Canada. Southern Glazer’s urges all retail customers and adult consumers to market, sell, serve, and enjoy its products responsibly. For more information visit www.southernglazers.com. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @sgwinespirits and on Facebook at Facebook.com/SouthernGlazers.