College City Beverage distributes south of the Minnesota River and eastern suburbs. Our distribution territory continues to extend further south covering Waseca east to Lake City. College City Beverage services over 1,300 accounts.
College City Beverage takes alcohol safety very seriously. In order to help ensure consumer safety, we have adopted a comprehensive alcohol responsibility policy and work to provide marketing materials that promote responsible drinking.
College City Beverage provides shelf set management for our off premise accounts. Our Shelf Set Coordinator and our Beer Consultant will meet with the store owner or manager to discuss the direction our retail partner wants to go with the cooler reset i.e. more days of supply on faster moving packages, add a door for crafts, reorganize the cooler doors.
We then build a balanced segment (premium beers, premium plus, crafts, imports, flavored malt beverages, budget and value brands) proposal based on store movement. By using store movement we work together to find a cut line for slow moving packages and dedicate more space to faster moving packages. This creates a fact based proposal that benefits our retail partner and their customer.
College City Beverage is fully equipped to handle all draft situations. We offer system analysis to find the best option for our retail partner. Whether it’s upgrading a current system or an installation of a new one, College City Beverage’s draft specialists will assist our retail partner from start to finish.
Our Draft Specialists will assist in getting the right equipment at a reasonable price for our retail partner and install it at no charge. The right equipment is one thing; the right beer for our retail partner is another. Our draft specialist and beer consultant will work closely with our retail partner using our draft portfolio to select the right beers to put on tap. Available daily for service calls and troubleshooting our goal through excellent customer service is to be a true partner in keeping beer flowing smoothly.
College City Beverage interacts with consumers daily through our social media accounts. We use these platforms to help promote events and market products for you. Visit us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Google+ and LinkedIn.
In addition to delivering our excellent products, we will assist in providing promotional materials to drive our retail partner’s business. Our in-house graphics department (sign shop) designs & prints many different types of marketing materials to help promote not only our product but our retail partners as well.
These types of materials include everything from posters, banners and table tents for on-premise accounts, to window signs, price cards and cooler stickers for off-premise accounts.
Common examples of signage we create are: Beer of the Month Posters, Weekly Specials, Band/Entertainment Schedules, as well as other Promotions & Special Events.
College City Beverage offers assistance in several different fields to provide the best opportunity for our special event partner to be profitable and successful. We offer a wide variety of flavor profiles to offer the best fit for our special event partner’s needs. College City Beverage will train and offer tips and techniques on how to make events profitable. We also help promote the event through a marketing plan specific to the event. College City Beverage would be an excellent choice as your beverage supplier “partner” through product and pricing knowledge.
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College City Beverage is a premier distributor for Anheuser-Busch and other beverage products. The Sawyer and Blaisdell families purchased the business from the Hubbard family in 1978. On April 2, 2007 College City Beverage began operations at its new, state of the art warehouse and offices located at 700 Railway St S in Dundas, Minnesota. Read more
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