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Partners form statewide beverage distribution network
A group of beverage distributors have partnered to create a statewide distribution network.
Grand Rapids-based AllPoints Network has launched, according to the new group yesterday.
The network is comprised of 21 distributors from across the state acting in partnership, including four operating partners: Jim Tyler, president, Tyler Sales Company; Don Klopcic, owner and CEO, West Side Beer Distributing; Joe Fabiano, principal, Fabiano Brothers; and Jim Johnson, president, Huron Distributors.
“We’ve developed numerous relationships over the years with communities big and small,” Tyler said. “This has allowed us to offer not only more coverage than other networks, but also better service.”
AllPoints Networks distributes for both national and Michigan brands, such as New Belgium Brewing, Cigar City Brewing Company, Perrin Brewing Company and Austin Brothers Brewing Company.
“Brewers can count on us to build awareness of their brand and aggressively promote their products at retail locations and events throughout the entire state of Michigan,” Klopcic said.
The network’s focus is on improving how distributor networks "work with their brewers and partners," making ordering, shipping and delivery processes "seamless."
AllPoints said the new network can help manufacturers "simplify logistics by offering flexibility."
The network also gives the distributors the ability to sell and deliver products to more festivals and fairs throughout the state, covering "a majority of Michigan’s major events."