Profile: Constellation Brands Inc (STZb.N)
17 Feb 2017
Constellation Brands, Inc., incorporated on December 4, 1972, is an international beverage alcohol company. The Company is a producer and marketer of beer, wine and spirits with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, New Zealand and Italy. The Company's segments include Beer, Wine and Spirits, and Corporate Operations and Other. The Company's wine portfolio is complemented by select spirits brands and other select beverage alcohol products. It is a multi-category supplier (beer, wine and spirits) of beverage alcohol in the United States.
The Company owns principal facilities, including the Nava Brewery in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; the glass production plant in Nava, Coahuila, Mexico; wineries in California, which include the Woodbridge Winery in Acampo and the Mission Bell winery in Madera; the Canandaigua winery in Canandaigua, New York, and the distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. It operates over four facilities in the San Diego, California area that produce its Ballast Point brand, including Miramar, which serves as the primary production site for the brand. In the United States, the Company operates over 20 wineries using varieties of grapes grown in the Napa, Sonoma, Monterey and San Joaquin regions of California. It also operates over four wineries in New Zealand and approximately five wineries in Italy. The Company's Canadian whisky requirements are produced and aged at its Canadian distillery in Lethbridge, Alberta.
The Company sells a number of brands in the import and craft beer categories. Within the imported beer category, the Company has rights to import, market and sell its Mexican Beer Brands in over 50 states of the United States, which include Corona Extra, Corona Light, Modelo Especial, Pacifico, Negra Modelo and Victoria. It also includes Modelo Especial Chelada, which is a blend of beer with flavors of tomato, salt and lime. Its craft beer products are primarily sold under the Ballast Point brand. Ballast Point produces over 40 different styles of beer.
Wine and Spirits
The Company is a producer and marketer of wine. It sells a number of wine brands across various categories, including table wine, sparkling wine and dessert wine, and across all price points, such as popular, premium and luxury categories at the United States retail. The Company owns, leases or has interests in approximately 13,300 acres of vineyards in California (the United States), over 5,800 acres of vineyards in New Zealand and over 900 acres of vineyards in Italy.
The Company's wine produced in the United States is primarily marketed domestically. Wine produced in New Zealand and Italy is primarily marketed in the United States. In addition, the Company exports its wine products to the other world markets. In its spirits business, SVEDKA Vodka is imported from Sweden and is the imported vodka brand in the United States. Black Velvet Canadian Whisky is the Canadian whisky brand in the United States. Some of its wine and spirits brands sold in the United States, which comprise its U.S. Focus Brands (Focus Brands) include Meiomi, Robert Mondavi, Wild Horse and others.
The Company competes with Anheuser-Busch InBev, MillerCoors, Heineken, Pabst Brewing Company, The Boston Beer Company, E&J Gallo Winery, The Wine Group, Trinchero Family Estates, Treasury Wine Estates, Ste. Michelle Wine Estates, Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits, Jackson Family Wines, Kruger Wines and Spirits, Diageo, Beam Suntory, Brown-Forman, Sazerac Company and Pernod Ricard.
Constellation Brands Inc
Building 100, 207 High Point Dri
VICTOR NY 14564
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