Our Mission

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is more than just a distributor. We view our customers as true partners and are here to support the hard-hit hospitality community through the ongoing challenges of COVID-19. That’s what “We are FAMILY” means to us.

That’s why, in response to the continually evolving COVID-19 pandemic, this page has been transformed to provide practical tips, strategies and resources for our on-premise and off-premise partners. We are committed to helping you operate safely and effectively during this recovery period, and to helping you pivot with innovative solutions that enable you to profitably sell and serve our world-class brands.

Customer Recovery

Southern Glazer’s best practices and guides are designed to help minimize recovery time as you rebuild your businesses or adjust to a new way of operating during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. While the environment continues to impact on- and off-premise businesses differently, it is apparent that all businesses must evolve to changes in consumer behavior that will live on long after the pandemic is over. Click through our resources below to help develop an “all-weather” business plan that includes innovative marketing strategies, a robust e-commerce offering, savvy social media presence, and dynamic customer outreach to ensure a strong exit from the current pandemic-stricken environment.

Important COVID-19 Information Resources

CDC
Reopening Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools, and Homes

OSHA
Guidance for Retail Workers and Employers

FDA
Best Practices for Reopening Retail Food Establishments

Government of Canada
Canada’s COVID-19 Economic Response Plan

NPR
A State-By-State Guide for Reopening

U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Is Your State Open for Business? Here’s How to Find Out

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act)
Overview of the $2T U.S. Government Relief Bill

National Restaurant Association (NRA)
Programs/benefits for restaurants, foodservice establishments, and employees

American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA)
Programs for hotel & lodging establishments

House Small Business Committee
Programs for small businesses

Wine Institute
CARES Act provisions for wineries

Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Details of paid sick leave, free testing, and expanded unemployment benefits

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Requirements to qualify for expanded sick leave provisions

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Overview of paid leave for workers and tax credits for small and midsize businesses

Fisher Phillips Key Highlights for Employers
What employers need to know about the FFCRA

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
Loan resources for small businesses

House Small Business Committee
Guide to accessing small business loans

U.S. Federal Reserve
Financial loan modification guidance

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
FAQs addressing changes in federal tax filing and payment

Gravity Payments Small Business Resources
State-by-state small business resources

Facebook Small Business Grants Program
$100M grant program to help small businesses

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Information on grants for individual workers and zero-interest loans for businesses

SOBEWFF & FIU Chaplin School Hospitality Industry Relief Fund
Information on financial support for restaurants and bars in South Florida

Local For Later
Location-based list of hospitality establishments offering online giftcards

Federal Employer Guidance

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Guidance for employers to prepare and respond to COVID-19

Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
Guidance on preparing workplaces for COVID-19

U.S. Department of Justice
How to report wrongdoing and fraud related to COVID-19

Industry Commentary

The Business Council
Webinar: The Impact of Coronavirus on Employers

Harvard Business Review
Article: What Are Companies’ Legal Obligations Around Coronavirus?

Zenefits
Article: Is Coronavirus Covered by Business Interruption Insurance?

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Two Principles for Leading Your Organization Through the COVID-19 Crisis

Legal & Professional Commentary

BakerHostetler
Addressing questions about legal and business concerns

Fox Rothchild
Frequently updated resource with links to free webinars, alerts and blog posts

Fisher Phillips
FAQs addressing employment-related issues facing employers

Accenture
Information on managing the human and business impact of coronavirus

Grant Thornton LLP
Stimulus package, economic analysis, business implications, and ways to respond to the virus

National Association of Manufacturers (NAM)
State and local declarations–impact on manufacturing operations and facilities

National Retail Federation (NRF)
State-by-state resources for retailers

Restaurant Opportunities Centers United
National and city/state resources available to restaurant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

Children of Restaurant Employees (CORE)
Assistance to service industry workers who have tested positive for COVID-19 and have a child living in their home

The USBG Bartender Emergency Assistance Program
Information on grants to bartenders affected by the virus

Another Round Another Rally
$500 relief grants for hospitality workers who lost their jobs or had their hours cut

One Fair Wage
Emergency Fund providing assistance to restaurant employees

Restaurant Workers’ Community Foundation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund
Grants for individual workers and loans to businesses

Southern Smoke Foundation
Emergency aid for food and beverage industry workers in crisis

The Lee Initiative
Turning restaurants across the country into relief centers for any restaurant worker in need

HHS Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Help for needy families to achieve self-sufficiency

National Employment Law Project (NELP)
Unemployment Insurance Provisions in the CARES Act

Legal Aid at Work Coronavirus Update
FAQs on how the Coronavirus outbreak will affect their jobs and income

Need Help Paying Bills
Charities, churches, government assistance programs, organizations, and other resources that will provide financial help

The Court of Master Sommeliers
Court of Master Sommeliers sets the global standard of excellence for beverage service within the hospitality industry

Wine & Spirit Education Trust
The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) provides globally recognized education and qualifications in wines, spirits and sake

Florida International University Continuing Education
Find programs for professional development and personal growth or design a custom training for your staff

FIU Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
Hospitality programs – undergraduate, graduate, online curriculums

Culinary Institute of America
Immersive culinary learning curriculum and industry events

Cornell Hospitality Management Certification
Participants gain essential management skills in the areas of human resource management, marketing, leadership, financial analysis, and foodservice management

National Retail Federation (NRF)
List of retail companies that have announced plans to hire workers

Indeed.com
Advice, resources and community conversations to address the impact of COVID-19 on your job

Google
Remote/work-from-home job opportunities

Catchafire
Flexible volunteer opportunities and has a special effort during the coronavirus crisis

Working at Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits
Browse available job openings at Southern Glazers Wine & Spirits

Restaurant After Hours
Mental health resources

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
COVID-19 Resource and Information Guide

Dial 211
By simply dialing 211, those in need of assistance can be referred, and sometimes connected, to appropriate agencies and community organizations

Alcoholics Anonymous
Substance Abuse/Misuse links to online help, counseling, etc.

In The Rooms
Resources for recovering addicts–a place to meet and socialize when they’re not in face-to-face meetings

Johns Hopkins
Information on understanding the virus, informing the public, and briefing policymakers

U.S. Federal Government
Government information for affected professionals, impacted areas, and people with COVID-19 symptoms

Canadian Government COVID-19 Site (English / French)
Canadian information for affected professionals, impacted areas, and people with COVID-19 symptoms

U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC)
Public health institute information hub

U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
Latest food & drug specific information, regulation, and resources

World Health Organization (WHO)
International health organization partnering with local health agencies

State Health Departments
Links to individual state health department websites

Virtual Education

What is SG Proof?

Officially, it’s our new eCommerce experience built to help serve
your needs 24/7. But it’s so much more:

An Express Lane
That’s Proof TM

Quickly order products at our same great prices — 24/7 — from your desktop or mobile device.

A Dedicated Record Vault
That’s Proof TM

View important account details like open orders and order history at a click.

A Virtual Beverage Expert
That’s Proof TM

Learn which beverages and foods pair with different products as you shop.

A Trend Scout
That’s Proof TM

Curated content and smart product recommendations help you plan your business’s future.

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