Enotria snaps up Coe Vintners

03 August, 2015

Wine distributor Enotria has swallowed up rival Coe Vintners to create a supply firm that can offer the trade an “unmatched portfolio”.

Enotria chief executive Troy Christensen believes the firm can now become a one-stop shop offering still wine, Champagne and spirits to the trade.

He said: “Coe Vintners has built a fantastic business as the UK’s leading wholesaler of premium on trade Champagnes, wines and spirits.

“There are many complementary aspects with the Enotria business, and together we can provide customers with a market-leading offering and quality service proposition.

“We have made significant investments at Enotria over the last year, in warehousing and in people. Couple this with nationwide distribution, award-winning customer training programmes, and category insight and design support, and this means that we are now in a strong position to enhance and develop the premium business of the two companies.”

Coe Vintners' boss John Coe added: “Both companies enjoy long-standing relationships with their suppliers, and focus on working in partnership to develop their brands and products, targeting the right channels across the UK market.

“The premiumisation of our business and our philosophy to create trusted relationships with both customers and suppliers make Enotria the perfect partner.”

Both companies will continue to operate separately during an initial transition period and said customers should continue to work with their existing contact and order as normal, with no interruption to service.




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