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Heineman Beverages, Inc.
Heineman Beverages Inc. could be considered an 11th child for longtime local businessman Harry Heineman. Heineman, along with brother Louis Heineman, is equal partners of the beverage company which includes a third division-Heineman Winery-managed for more than 40 years by Louis and his son Edward on Put-In-Bay.
The distributing company is a bulk wholesaler to an estimated 600 grocery stores, carryouts, bars, and other retailers across six counties, stretching from the Lucas County line east to the Cuyahoga County line.
Secrets to Harry's success are adequate territory, productive personnel, and a product people want. "You have to sell commodities or packages that are of public acceptance. If you don't have a product the public wants, you're doomed to fail," Harry said. Heineman's seems to have a desired product. In 1994 alone, the warehouse sold the equivalent of 600,000 cases of beer.
We came on board the Fintech program because our drivers and retailers feel more comfortable and secure with not having to have cash at the time of delivery. Another great reason for being a Fintech client is that we never have to worry about clients coming up short at the time of delivery.
Landry's Restaurants, Inc.
Landry's Restaurants, Inc. is the second-largest and fastest growing casual-dining, full service and entertainment chain in the country. Publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange (LNY), Landry's owns and operates over 300 properties across the country, including Landry's Seafood House, Joe's Crab Shack, The Crab House, Rainforest Café. The Chart House, Saltgrass Steak House, and Willie G's. With its multi-concept approach, Landry's appeals to guests of all ages and backgrounds.
The first Landry's opened in Katy, Texas in 1980. Landry's Chairman, President and CEO Tilman Fertitta bought an interest in the restaurant in 1986 and then added the first Willie G's the following year. In 1988, he acquired sole ownership of the company and developed it into a recognized seafood restaurant chain. In five years, the company grew from 2 to 11 restaurants, including locations in Fertitta's native Galveston, San Antonio, Dallas, Austin and Corpus Christi, before going public in 1993.
Landry's acquired the first Joe's Crab Shack in 1994 and planned to convert it into a Landry's Seafood House. However, under the Landry's management, the restaurant took on a life of its own and became one of the most popular concepts in the family of restaurants. In 1996, Joe's Crab Shack joined the previously honored Landry's Seafood House as one of eight "Hot Concepts!" by Nation's Restaurant News. Since then, Landry's has consistently been one of the best performing restaurant stocks on Wall Street.
Since joining Fintech, our delivery check-in process has become more efficient. We eliminated the burden of having to maintain checkbooks in each store, thus saving time and money. Our store managers have more time to concentrate on running the business and spend quality time with their customers.
The Metro Cinema + Indigo Grille
The Metro is a luxury entertainment venue outfitted with a high-end movie theatre, upscale restaurant and bar. Located in Colleyville, Texas, an affluent suburb of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, this boutique theatre and restaurant complex ushers in a unique concept in movie entertainment - offering a total cinema experience combined with fine dining and cocktails.
The Metro features six screens, including an IMAX(R) theatre with 3D capability built to showcase first-run Hollywood blockbusters, and two private viewing rooms for special events and business meetings. The high-quality food at The Metro is served from their standalone restaurant and bar, Indigo Grille. Accessible on its own or through the lobby of The Metro, Indigo Grille features premium classic American cuisine in an elegant yet relaxed dining atmosphere.
From an operations standpoint, The Metro's partnership with Fintech will create a more efficient and effective beer, wine and spirits delivery process. The Metro feels confident that Fintech's seamless EFT payment system will result in savings of both time and money.
The next time you are in Dallas/Fort Worth, we invite you to experience 'great taste in movies' at The Metro Cinema and Indigo Grille. www.metrocinema.com
Sofia Wine is a new wholesale wine distributor in Arizona, specializing in fine Italian wines. They distribute over one hundred different wines. They offer these wines with integrity and commitment to you. They deliver promptly for wines in stock and within ten days for non-stocked wines (excluding specialty wines of a limited production). Once they build a history with you, they will stock your regular orders in our warehouse in Flagstaff, Arizona, thereby guaranteeing quick delivery to your stores.
Anthony Verdoni, of Verdoni Imports, is the importer of all the wines they carry. Sofia Wine Distributors, LLC, brings to Arizona all the experience, guarantee of quality and excellence Verdoni is known for. Furthermore, their prices are unparalleled and the quality of our wines is superior.
Sofia Wines is prepared to furnish you with custom promotional materials free of charge, such as attractive shelf talkers and fact sheets with your logo to help inform your staff and facilitate customer sales. Visit www.sofiawine.com/home.html to learn about some of the wines they carry and to view images of some of the labels offered. A more extensive list of all the wines they distribute is available upon request, by phone or email. They also introduce new wines every month as they become available.
"Fintech has made my business easier servicing my customers. No longer do I have to wait for a check from a store manager. This service has opened us to larger chain accounts which had no interest in us in the past when we were not on Fintech. Now that we are on Fintech, I can pursue larger accounts".