SPI Group, a world leader in global wines and spirits production, today announces Chase International Inc. as its new exclusive distributor of Stolichnaya Premium Vodka and elit by Stolichnaya Ultra-Luxury Vodka range in the U.S. duty free market.
Chase International has more than 20 years of experience in North American Travel Retail business, representing numerous wines and spirits labels along with leading confectionery brands.
Rob Cullins, SPI Global Commercial Director commented: “Chase International has an excellent understanding of the American market. They were a natural choice for us, and we are delighted to be working with them as we build our brands in this strategic marketplace."
“We are delighted and honored to have been chosen by SPI as their partner to represent and distribute their premium range of Stolichnaya Vodka brands in the U.S. Travel Retail market,” said Chase F. Donaldson, President, Chase International.
“Stolichnaya is a globally recognized brand, and the Chase team is already hard at work exploring every opportunity to expand its presence and visibility in the U.S. Travel Retail area. We are very excited to be part of SPI’s new organizational plans. Our strong marketing efforts will be singularly focused on re-establishing and enhancing the image, prestige and presence of Stolichnaya in all U.S. international airports and on every major cruise line. With our extensive duty free and travel retail experience, and our proven success at marketing premium brands, we look forward to partnering with SPI to achieve their objectives in the U.S. Travel Retail sector.”
Incumbent, William Grant & Sons U.S. Duty Free, will hand the remit to Chase International as of September 1st this year.