How to Win Retailers and Influence Them with Effective Merchandising and Programming

(Image: Richard Halstead)

Richard co-founded Wine Intelligence in 2002. He leads the company’s strategy practice and works closely with multinational clients on product development, branding and routes to market projects.

Richard’s early working life was spent in business journalism, including spells as a staff writer on the Independent on Sunday and the Mail on Sunday. After taking his MBA, Richard entered the world of wine when he was appointed the first Business Development Manager of Virgin Wines shortly after its launch.

Today Richard is in demand as a speaker, writer and lecturer. He is a regular on the international conference circuit, and writes a regular column for Australia’s Wine Business Monthly magazine. Recent teaching engagements include the Bordeaux Wine MBA programme, the OIV Masters programme, and the Masters in Wine Business at Trieste University. Richard is a Certified Member of the Market Research Society, and holds MBA with distinction from London Business School. He is a graduate of Brown University.

Time & Venue :

The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 16th at 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm.

Grab your USATT conference passes and learn more from Richard Halstead about How to win Retailers and Influence Them with Effective Merchandising and Programming.

USATT Conference is limited to 300 people only. Register today to confirm your seat and learn all about Sales, Marketing and Distribution. USATT Conference ticket includes your entry into the grand tasting area as well. We hope to see you in NYC. View Speakers | View Full Schedule | Register.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry.

Preparation to Pitching: How To Get and Grow With Your Distributor

Distributor

(Image: Adam Lambert)

Adam has spent the last 20 years learning from just about every angle of the beverage industry. Starting as a grocery store liquor clerk and growing to his current position as VP of Sales for New Holland Brewing, he is a Seller of Beer & Spirits and a Teller of Beer & Spirits.New Holland Brewing & Artisan Spirits-VP of Sales will take on the stage to coach you on sales and distribution.

Distributor

Prior to working for New Holland, Adam worked as VP of Sales at Dogfish Head Craft Brewery and spent 6 years as National Sales and Marketing Manager for Rogue Ales. Lambert brings a wealth of sales and distribution experience that will provide suppliers distribution and selling strategies in how to grow your craft beverage brand by building a solid distributors network.

Time & Venue :

The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 16th at 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

Grab your USATT conference passes and learn more from Adam Lambert about Preparation to Pitching: How To Get and Grow With Your Distributor.

USATT Conference is limited to 300 people only. Register today to confirm your seat and learn all about Sales, Marketing and Distribution. USATT Conference ticket includes your entry into the grand tasting area as well. We hope to see you in NYC. View Speakers | View Full Schedule | Register.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

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7 Ways That Brands Can Optimize Their Domestic and International Logistics

Logistics

(Image: Thomas Barfoed)

Thomas Barfoed is the Managing Director at JF Hillebrand USA, a company specialized in global logistics for wines, spirits and beer. In the 17 years he has been with the company, Thomas has held various leadership roles in key wine and spirits markets – starting first in his home country of Denmark, then Russia, Chile, Canada and now in the USA. He credits his time attending high school in Kansas City as part of the reason why the USA has always held a special interest for him; not only because of his experiences then, but also for the diverse market and business opportunities today.

Logistics

“Learning from different cultures and professional environments has always fascinated me and being able to foster development and expand business within those frameworks has become my personal motivation.” In his current role Thomas overseas all activities involving import, export, domestic transport and integrated beverage logistics in the USA. He is based out of the JF Hillebrand USA headquarters in New Jersey where he lives with his family.

Time & Venue :

The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 17th at 1:00 pm – 1:30 pm.

Grab your USATT conference passes and learn more from Thomas Barfoed about Which are the 7 Ways That Brands Can Optimize Their Domestic and International Logistics.

USATT Conference is limited to 300 people only. Register today to confirm your seat and learn all about Sales, Marketing and Distribution. USATT Conference ticket includes your entry into the grand tasting area as well. We hope to see you in NYC. View Speakers | View Full Schedule | Register.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

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The New Brand / Craft Phenomenon: An Even Better Future

Brand

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Since 1995, John Beaudette has been President and CEO of MHW, Ltd. (formerly named Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd.). From 1985 to 1994, Mr. Beaudette worked with PepsiCo Inc. and its affiliate company Monsieur Henri Wines in the distribution of Stolichnaya Vodka and other wine and spirit brands. During this period, Mr. Beaudette held positions such as Director of Planning for PepsiCo Wines & Spirits Intl. and VP of Finance & CFO of Monsieur Henri Wines, Ltd. Prior to joining PepsiCo, Mr. Beaudette was Manager of Accounting for Somerset Importers, Ltd., US importers of Tanqueray TM, Johnnie Walker TM, and other spirit brands.

Brand

He currently sits on the Board of Directors of The National Association of Beverage Importers Inc. (NABI) in Washington D.C., serving as Chairman and a member of its Executive Committee. In addition to being a well recognized industry leader, John Beaudette is an international public speaker who has traveled the world, educating suppliers and government agencies about Brand Entry in the US & Navigating the Three Tier system.

Time & Venue :

The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 16th at 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm.

Grab your USATT conference passes and learn more from John Beaudette about The New Brand / Craft Phenomenon: An Even Better Future.

USATT Conference is limited to 300 people only. Register today to confirm your seat and learn all about Sales, Marketing and Distribution. USATT Conference ticket includes your entry into the grand tasting area as well. We hope to see you in NYC. View Speakers | View Full Schedule | Register.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

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How Importers and Distributors Can Build a Strong Sales Force

Importers

(Image: Josh Wand)

Josh Wand is the Founder & Motivator in Chief of BevForce, a boutique recruiting and staffing agency that specializes in hiring strategies and organizational design for beverage companies. Wand developed BevForce to provide the beverage industry with a full-service hiring and job search platform that connects good people to great jobs.

BevForce is a comprehensive recruiting and staffing resource, providing services including: executive recruiting, interim placement and a targeted industry job board at www.BevForce.com. BevForce is headquartered in New York, NY with an additional office in Los Angeles, California.

Importers

Prior to creating BevForce, Josh held positions at Southern Wine & Spirits, AV Imports and Sidebar Spirits. His role included business development, management of a national sales and distribution network, staffing the organization and instituting educational training programs for hotels and restaurant groups.

Time & Venue :

The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on 16th May at 10:00 am – 10:30 am.

Grab your USATT conference passes and learn more from Josh Wand about How Importers and Distributors Can Build a Strong Sales Force.

USATT Conference is limited to 300 people only. Register today to confirm your seat and learn all about Sales, Marketing and Distribution. USATT Conference ticket includes your entry into the grand tasting area as well. We hope to see you in NYC. View Speakers | View Full Schedule | Register.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry.

Key Considerations on Route to Market Strategies in the U.S.

Market Strategies

(Image: Chris Mehringer)

Chris Mehringer serves as President of Park Street, the leading provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to alcoholic beverage brands.  At its core, Park Street serves as an importer and national distributor and provides access to the U.S. alcoholic beverage market for thousands of alcoholic beverage brands from the U.S. and around the world.  Park Street’s clients range from entrepreneurs to multi-brand global suppliers and include craft distillers, centuries-old family businesses, award-winning wineries, contract producers, innovation brands, and more.  Mr. Mehringer regularly advises clients on issues pertaining to route-to-market, growth acceleration, and conflict resolution.

Market Strategies

Previously, Mr. Mehringer served as President of a national consumer products distribution company where he oversaw all aspects of operations and growth and developed and maintained strategic partnerships with Fortune 500 consumer products companies.  Mr. Mehringer is a founding board member of the Developing Minds Foundation, an advisor with the Harvard Innovation Lab, and a member of YPO.  He holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Wesleyan University.

Time & Venue :

The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on May 16th at 9:30 am – 10:00 am.

Grab your USATT conference passes and learn more from Chris Mehringer about Route to Market Strategies.

USATT Conference is limited to 300 people only. Register today to confirm your seat and learn all about Sales, Marketing and Distribution. USATT Conference ticket includes your entry into the grand tasting area as well. We hope to see you in NYC. View Speakers | View Full Schedule | Register.

Event Producer: Beverage Trade Network

USA Trade Tasting is brought to you by Beverage Trade Network, the leading online platform dedicated to connecting the global beverage industry.