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CHICAGO, USA – Provi© and SevenFifty© announced Monday they are joining forces to create a unified and expanded marketplace for the beverage alcohol industry. The deal brings together two alcohol e-commerce companies with a shared focus on digital transformation and will provide a robust e-commerce marketplace and distributor tool-kit, aiming to streamline operations for licensed retailers, distributors and their sales representatives.
“We are thrilled to start working with Aaron, Gianfranco and the entire SevenFifty team,” said Taylor Katzman, chief executive officer, Provi.“SevenFifty has spent the last decade thoughtfully building innovative tools for distributor sales reps, while creating a highly detailed wine and spirits content database. We look forward to rolling up our sleeves and delivering the best user experience for licensed retailers and distributor sales reps throughout the industry.”
Provi's online marketplace streamlines the beverage ordering process between retailers and distributors via its robust communication system. Provi allows restaurants, bars and stores to order all their beverages in one place, saving retail establishments an average of 20 staff hours per month. In 2021, Provi announced that 10 percent of licensed retailers in the US are now utilizing its e-commerce marketplace. The company has received a total of $125 million in funding and, earlier in 2021, was valued at $750 million.
“We have admired Taylor and the Provi team's laser focus on creating the industry's best e-commerce experience for licensed retailers”, said Aaron Sherman, chief executive officer, SevenFifty.“We believe strongly that the complementary strengths of our organizations can pave the way for the rapid digital transformation taking place across the industry and, together, bring us closer to the mission of powering a truly connected three-tier supply chain. We couldn't be more excited to join forces with Provi to achieve this mission.”
SevenFifty provides a web-based and mobile-technology-based three-tier e-commerce marketplace that connects buyers, distributors and retailers across the supply chain in an integrated sales and marketing toolkit. The company also owns and publishes SevenFiftyDaily, an award-winning online magazine and the industry's go-to publication for all things business and culture of drinks.
“Having worked with both Provi and SevenFifty for more than two years, I can say that this integration is a win-win-win for all three tiers of the alcohol beverage industry, but especially the distribution side,” said Lowell Goldman, president, Lipman Brothers.“Combining the portfolios from both Provi and SevenFifty into an expanded marketplace will not only improve the online experience for our customers but will also create more time for our sales reps to focus on the personal interaction with our customers that is vital to our business.”
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