What happens when you get a group of distillers, brewers, vineyards, distributors, and retailers in a room to talk about the exchange of trusted product content?
Well for starters, you gain a pretty good understanding on where the Beer, Wine & Spirits industry is today. You also get some great thought leaders providing insight and direction to modernize the process of passing item specs data/images from the origin all the way to the end consumer.
Meanwhile in Kentucky
An industry-working event took place on July 20th at the historic Buffalo Trace distillery in Frankfort, Kentucky. Representatives from Ahold Delhaize, Alberstons, Beam Suntory, Breakthru Beverage Group, Brown-Foreman, Constellation Brands, GS1 US, Kroger, 1WorldSync, RNDC, Sazerac, and Walmart Stores Inc. came together to discuss the current item specs data/images opportunities facing the Beer, Wine & Spirits industry.
After spending a full day talking through the ins and outs of the industry, our incredible hosts (Sazerac) gave us a tour of the beautiful Buffalo Trace Distillery. It was an amazing tour showcasing the history of each brand and the campus, a reminder of the difficulties they had to overcome through the years, how they became a success and will remain a success. If you’re wondering if we were able to taste a broad sampling of their legendary brands, well, you should’ve been there!
I’ll Drink To That
The group is excited to begin working towards the following to help establish the foundation for future impacts to the industry:
- Construct an industry specific process map for item setup
- Develop a roadmap outlining goals and benchmarks for the group
- Collaborate with NABCA on a comprehensive look into the Control State systems and data
Stay tuned for further updates; or, better yet, consider joining us as we transform the Beer, Wine & Spirits industry!
For more information on the event, or to join the Share Group, please contact Brandon at firstname.lastname@example.org.