A&M International Wine and Spirits
Created a full service, US wholesale distribution and export portal into Brazil for the Importation and Distribution of US Wine, Spirits, Beverages and Premium Foods.
- Overcame notorious importation barriers to entry for our entire product portfolio.
- Upon establishing a “marriage” between US and Brazilian departments of Agriculture and Importation Agencies we created a proprietary “blessed” import manual thus expediting all importation procedures.
- Achieved fastest import and sales of US wine in Brazil history
- Obtained exclusive import and distribution contracts for all suppliers, not typical in this industry.
- Negotiated and acquired one of Brazil's finest importer and distribution companies
- Identified and acquired Brazil's second most visited website as an education and sales platform.
- Created Brazil's first ever US wine and distribution company in Brazil. (US wines account for only .03% of a 30Million case consumer market)
- Responsible for 3 seperate company budgets with detailed cash flow projections
- Created company Sales and Marketing plans
- Produced 4 individual, US wine educational DVD's hosted by Brazil's most popular and respected wine personaility.
- Managed to achieve 86% distribution network throughout Brazil with over 8600 customers.
- Published in ever major newspaper and magazine in Brazil.
- Posses a propietary import license, no longer available in country, resulting in a procing advantage over any future competitors.
- Completed intitial due diligence on the the existing market conditions, purchasing habits, price sensitivities, market consumer categories, and overall palette acceptance for US wines.
Upon establishing a “marriage” between US and Brazilian departments of Agriculture and Importation Agencies we created a proprietary “blessed” import manual thus expediting all importation procedures and enduring costs and taxes for penalties for non-compliance.
Key success factors were a result of my formal business, marketing, sales and existing relationships in Brazil accelerating our marketing position in Brazil.