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Constellation Brands Inc.

Constellation Brands Inc. is one of the largest Producers and Marketer companies of beer, wine, and spirits in America. The company is also a part of the Fortune 500 Company. The company is one of the major beer import companies and the fast-growing CPG (Consumer Product Goods) leader company in the U.S. The company also has investments in Canopy Growth Corporation, a Canadian seller of medicinal-marijuana products. In 2021, Constellation is associated with 100+ brands and has more than 10,000 employees. The company is based in 40 locations across the world including the U.S.A, Mexico, New Zealand, Australia, China, Italy, and Switzerland. Constellation Brands is headquartered at Constellation Brands Headquarters, Victor, United States. Bill Newlands is the present President and CEO of the company. The company’s vision is to think bigger, be agile, and deliver more for customers, shareholders, employees, and the community. The company believes in quality and anticipating what the customers want today, tomorrow, and well into the future.

History 

Constellation Brands’ story started in 1945 as an upstate wine producer in New York. Marvin Sands purchased Canandaigua Industries for wine production and selling in the East and made a gross sale of $150,000 in the next year. In 1954 with the introduction of the Wild Irish Rose Brand, paved the way for the growth of the company. This led to doubling the gross profit to $8 million by 1961. In 1974, the company acquired Bisceglia Brothers Winery in Madera, California, and gained access to a large wine market in the western parts of the U.S.A. In 1987, Widmer Wine Cellars and Manischewitz best-selling brands became part of the company. In 1993, the company acquires Barton Incorporated and started business in imported beer and distilled spirit categories. In 1994, they purchased Mission  Bell Winery and operated four major wine brands in the U.S. In 1999, Canandaigua Brands purchased SIMI Winery and Franciscan Winery. In 2000, the company is renamed Constellation Brands representing the broad ranges across brands of wine, beer, and spirits. In 2006, Grupo Modelo and Constellation enters into a partnership for distributing the Corona and Modelo Especial premium spirits. The company also acquired Canadian wine company Vincor International and its core market included the U.S, U.K, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. In 2013, Constellation acquired Grupo Modelo’s US beer business from Anheuser-Busch InBev. In December 2015, Constellation announced the $1 billion acquisition of Ballast Point Brewing of San Diego. In October 2016, Constellation announced the $160 million acquisition of High West Distillery of Park City, Utah.  In August 2017, Constellation announced the acquisition of Funky Buddha Brewery of Oakland Park, Florida. In 2018, Texas Brewer Four Corners Brewing Co. joins Constellation Brands. In the same year, Constellation Brands increase its investment to 4 billion US dollars and increase its ownership corporation in the Canopy Growth Corporation, a leading diversified Cannabis Company. In July 2020, Constellation Brands acquired Empathy Wines, co-founded by entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk. On September 15, 2020, it was announced Constellation Brands acquires craft spirits producer Copper & Kings American Brandy.

Awards

Award TitleYear
Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality2020
Progressive Grocer Category Captain Award2019
Gold Workplace Health Achievement2019
Named Beverage Forum Large Company of the Year2018
Chicago Cares Corporate Citizenship Award2018
Ranked at #386 in the Fortune 500 ranking in the U.S.2018

Brands Portfolio

WINE

  • Kim Crawford
  • Meiomi
  • Cooper & Thief
  • The Prisoner Wine Company
  • Charles Smith Wines
  • 7 Moons
  • Robert Mondavi Winery
  • Robert Mondavi Private Selection
  • Ruffino
  • Ravage
  • The Dreaming Tree Wines
  • Mount Veeder
  • Crafters Union
  • Cook’s Champagne
  • SAVED
  • Schrader
  • SIMI
  • Spoken Barrel
  • The Snitch
  • Tom Gore
  • Woodbridge
  • SALDO
  • The Prisoner

BEER

  • Corona Extra
  • Corona Light
  • Corona Hard Seltzer
  • Corona Premier
  • Corona Refresca
  • Funky Buddha
  • Modelo Chelada
  • Modelo Especial
  • Modelo Negra
  • Pacifico
  • Victoria
  • Four Corners

SPIRITS

  • Casa Noble Tequila
  • SVEDKA Vodka
  • High West Distillery
  • Mi Campo
  • Nelson’s Green Brier
  • Cooper & Kings
  • The Real McCoy
  • Destillare
  • Belle Meade Bourbon
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