Beverage Distributors Sales

Beverage distributors make money by purchasing beverages at a wholesale price, marking them up, and selling them to retailers. Beverage distributors purchase, warehouse, and deliver products. They are experts in the logistics of transporting and selling products to the retail or food service customer. General line distributors provide most of a grocery store's inventory. The products they distribute vary greatly, from frozen foods and perishables to dry packaged foods and nonfood items. They often carry many large, well-known manufacturers' products Specialty distributors supply retailers and foodservice establishments with products in the deli, bakery, dairy, meat, convenience, and beverage categories. Specialty distributors may offer more services, such as proportioning products into marketable-size packages. For many beverages, selecting the right distributors can be the single biggest decision they may have to make.

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