Mims Distributing Promotes Director of Chain Activities

craig thomasRALEIGH, N.C. — Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced that on-premise area sales manager Craig Thomas has been promoted to director of off-premise chain activities. In this position, Thomas will be responsible for overseeing three channel managers, one space planning manager and one non-alcoholic manager. He will work with supermarkets, convenience stores and drug stores to understand their respective businesses and align the Mims Distributing portfolio to best assist them. Thomas has served as on-premise area sales manager for Mims Distributing since January 2010.

Before joining Mims Distributing in 1996, Thomas served as a petty officer first class in the U.S. Navy. A native of Roxboro, North Carolina, he currently lives in nearby Timberlake with his wife, Cherie, and their two children. Thomas is an active member in his local community, serving as a youth kickball coach with the Person County Youth League.

“In his 18 years of service to this company, Craig has proven himself to be a loyal, hardworking and essential member of our team,” said Chip Mims, CEO. “His ability to work with retailers to provide them with the best beverage experience possible shows why Craig is so deserving of this promotion.”

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Mims Distributing Company, established in 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, is a family-owned beer and wine distributor servicing the entire state of North Carolina. The company offers the MillerCoors brands that domestic beer fans enjoy, and maintains extensive knowledge of what’s brewing in the craft beer industry. These expert brew sellers also share their passion for excellent beers on Tales from the Cask, a popular award-winning craft beer podcast covering everything from locally grown hops to seasonal ales and beyond. A proponent of the Triangle’s craft beer explosion, Mims Distributing offers favorites from AleSmith Brewing Company, Anchor Brewing, Carolina Brewing Company and Sierra Nevada Brewing, to name a few. Mims Distributing also recently reentered the wine distribution business. In addition to believing in the delicious beers and wines they sell, Mims Distributing is committed to supporting the local community, donating more than $60,000 in financial and in-kind donations to area nonprofits each year. A family-friendly company, Mims Distributing was the recipient of the 2013 and 2014 Carolina Parent Family-Friendly 50 award. Mims Distributing is also dedicated to sustainability as a way of life, and in 2013 was recognized with a Triangle Commercial Real Estate Women (TCREW) Champion Award in the Green and Sustainability category, as well as named a top three “green” Triangle business by Raleigh Downtowner Magazine. As always, Mims Distributing advocates for drinking in moderation. For more information, visit http://www.mimsdistributing.com.