The drinks companies supporting the hospitality industry during Covid-19

Beam Suntory and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits 

Jim Beam maker Beam Suntory and US alcohol distributor Southern Glazer’s have given US$1 million to the USBG Foundation Emergency Assistance Program and the Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation.

Albert Baladi, president and CEO of Beam Suntory, said: “The people of Beam Suntory and our colleagues at SGWS are passionate about helping support the bartenders, restaurant workers and their families whose lives have been turned upside down by the global pandemic.

“Extraordinary times call for extraordinary actions. We are proud to support the trade community and their livelihoods, as they are part of our extended Beam Suntory family, and we are fortunate to be part of an industry where so many companies are uniting to assist our communities in this unprecedented battle.”

Wayne Chaplin, CEO of SGWS, added: “We are pleased to partner with Beam Suntory to support the trade community. In a time of great need, it is important to unite efforts to provide the trade with extra resources to ensure everyone ultimately emerges in a position of strength, together.”

Beam Suntory is also working with other US distributors in order to provide donations to more local organisations.

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