Republic of Panama (July 19, 2017) – Jose Luis Lopez Portillo, Export Director of HEINEKEN Americas Export, announced the appointment of U.S. Beverage as the United States importer of certain specialty HEINEKEN brands which may include brands from Europe, Latin America, South America, and S.E. Asia. Please note that these will only be brands that are not handled by affiliates, HEINEKEN USA and Five Points Trading Company.
“After an extensive review of our U.S. importation organizations, and as a result of the evolution of the U.S. market, we are excited to partner with U.S. Beverage in our strategy to build our extensive portfolio of specialty international brands,” said Mr. Lopez-Portillo. “HEINEKEN has partnered with US. in part for a number of years and has proven itself as a builder of premium brands throughout the United States. We are quite confident and excited that our partnership will provide national growth in the important U.S. market.”
Justin Fisch, Vice President- General Manager for USB added, “We are honored to continue our relationship with HEINEKEN Americas Export and their superb team of managers. We are very excited by the opportunity to take these extraordinary brands to new levels of success in the United States.”
The transition will begin immediately and include various specialty brands from HEINEKEN Americas Export
All responsibilities for sales, marketing and distribution will be handled by USB in partnership with HEINEKEN Americas Export.
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About United States Beverage
United States Beverage (USB) is a premium craft and imported beer sales and marketing company located in Stamford, Connecticut. USB provides a national distribution network for a portfolio of premium beverage brands. 2017 commemorates United States Beverage’s 20th anniversary. www.unitedstatesbeverage.com.