Brown-Forman Presents Distributor of the Year Awards

Brown-Forman has announced their fiscal year 2018 Distributor of the Year awards.

Distributor of the Year awards are presented annually to one large (Footprint), one mid-sized (Prime) and one small (Select) distributor partner in North America. Awards are based on business performance measures, including volume attainment goals, distribution criteria and other brand-building activities during the company’s fiscal year ending April 30, 2018.

The Footprint Division Distributor of the Year was presented to Young’s Market Company California. The Prime Division Distributor of the Year went to Republic National Distributing Company Kentucky (pictured atop: Jackie Aaron, CEO, Athens Distributing, and Johnny Manuel, SVP Sales Director USA & Canada, Brown-Forman), while the Select Division Distributor of the Year was given to Athens Distributing Tennessee.

Young’s Market Company California, Republic National Distributing Company Kentucky, and Athens Distributing Tennessee each received a hand-painted sphere and a $10,000 donation to benefit the organization’s charity of choice.
The second annual Brown-Forman Alcohol Responsibility Award was won by Breakthru Beverage Group Arizona.

The Brown-Forman Alcohol Responsibility Award was created to recognize the good work of distributors and brokers in the area of alcohol responsibility. Breakthru Beverage Group received the award for the second year in a row. They also received a commemorative plaque and a $5,000 donation to benefit the organization of their choice that addresses alcohol-related harm or promotes responsible consumption.

Gary Lederer, EVP Arizona, Breakthru Beverage Group, and Johnny Manuel, SVP Sales Director USA & Canada, Brown-Forman.

David Bart, General Manager California, Young’s Market Company, and Johnny Manuel.

Jackie Aaron, CEO, Athens Distributing, and Johnny Manuel.

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