RALEIGH, N.C. – Mims Distributing Company, a wholesale beverage distributor in North Carolina, has announced the addition of Christopher Jackson as its eastern area sales manager. In his role, Jackson will use his 16 years of industry experience to help expand Mims’ footprint to North Carolina’s coastal markets, specifically promoting the distributor’s wine division.
In his career, Jackson has touched nearly all aspects of the distribution business, from the warehouse to the front office. Prior to joining Mims, he used his extensive beverage experience to serve Mutual Distribution Company, Tryon Distribution Company, Empire Distribution Company and Mark Yonce Wine Merchant. Jackson received his Bachelor of Arts degree in history, with a minor in geology, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He currently resides in Durham, but will be relocating to Beaufort, North Carolina.
Jackson joins Mims at a time of considerable growth. The distributor announced in October that it has started distributing across the state, an expansion beyond its former nine-county footprint. Additionally, the distributor reengaged its wine division and has already experienced success bringing fine wines from around the globe to North Carolina.
“Christopher’s rich experience and passion for great wines and beers are essential to our debut in North Carolina’s coastal markets,” said Chip Mims, CEO of Mims Distributing. “As we grow our wine and beer divisions statewide, Christopher’s ability to provide our customers with exactly the right wines and beers to meet their needs makes him a fantastic addition to the Mims team.”
“I look forward to the opportunity to bring great wines and beers to customers along North Carolina’s coast,” said Jackson. “The coastal markets include some of the very best restaurants and retailers in the state, and I’m excited to work with this educated and professional customer base.”
ABOUT MIMS DISTRIBUTING:
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.