Foremost Beverage Group is the premier liquor buying co-op in the state of Florida. Started in October of 2006, our current membership consists of over 215 independently owned and operated liquor stores across the state. As a group, we coordinate our buying power to buy as a chain would buy.
We are registered with the State of Florida’s Department of Business & Professional regulation and with all four major liquor wholesalers: Premier Beverage, Southern Wine & Spirits, Coastal Wine & Spiritsand Republic-National.
Simply stated, our goals & benefits are as follows:
Create a controlled, organized approach to co-op buying
Quantity buys negotiated for FBG members resulting in chain-competitive pricing.
Weekly communication between the home office & individual stores.
Legislative lobbying via the Florida Retail Federation and the Retail Beverage Council.
Why We’re Worth It
We Are Industry Leaders. FBG is the leader in innovative techniques to keep our members informed of what’s going on in the world of retail beverage. There are several distinguishing characteristics that set us apart from other pool buying groups, and when deciding which organization your store should be a part of, we strongly encourage you to evaluate the following:
We Are Store Owners. The owners of FBG and our board of directors are ALL fellow retailers – just like you. We understand what it takes to run a retail liquor store. We are in our stores every day and know what tools all retailers need to be successful.
Buy Week Calendar. Our buy week calendar is an industry standard that is copied by most every other pool buying group in the state. To maximize your inventory control & bottle cost, we believe each retailer should be able to bridge-buy the most popular brands. Our 3 month calendar lets you know when each brand is on sale and when it will come on sale again – giving you the option to buy enough inventory to bridge the gap.
Better Pricing – Period. Members of Foremost Beverage Group get the most competitive pricing on all major brands starting from Case 1. Reduce your investment on inventory by using our buying power to get multi-case discounts from case 1!!
Posted Pricing Guides. Do you ever go into the grocery store and buy a loaf of bread or a gallon of milk without seeing a price in front of it??? Why should you do that with the liquor you buy?? When your orders come in, how do you check your invoices?? Do you trust your salesman to give you the correct pricing?? Foremost Beverage Group posts every bottle/case price on its website so our members can see what they SHOULD be paying. Our pricing is posted on our website and can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
FBG Website. Along with posted wholesaler pricing, our website has several other tools available to our members:
- FBG Buy Week Calendar – every time our calendar is updated, the website is updated. So no matter when you check to see what’s on special that week, you’ll be assured you have the most up to date information available.
- IRI-Neilson Reports – we believe it’s important for all of our members to know what brands are selling well and what brands are struggling in the state of Florida. We post the Neilson Ratings that break down sales for each category (vodka, gin, rum, bourbon, etc.) and let you decide which brands should be prominent in your store.
- Retailer Tools – there’s more than just pricing involved in running a retail liquor store. Tobacco options, POS-Register Systems, Security Systems – Foremost Beverage Group has posted information on ALL of these retailer tools and more on our website.
For more information on our buying group and how we can help your retail operation, please contact us today and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.
To receive a detailed information packet & application to join FBG please contact us via email.
We invite you to become a member today and start taking advantage of our buying power!