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Constellation Brands, Inc. history, profile and corporate video

 Constellation Brands, Inc. is engaged in the production, marketing and distribution of beverage alcohol products. Its portfolio includes wine brands, complemented by spirits, imported beers and other select beverage alcohol products. The company provides its products under the brand names of Robert Mondavi, Hardys, Clos du Bois, Blackstone, Banrock Station, Arbor Mist, Estancia, Ravenswood, Jackson-Triggs, Kim Crawford, Corona Extra, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky and SVEDKA Vodka. It operates through Constellation Wines and Spirits segment, formerly known as Constellation Wines North America. Constellation Brands was founded by Marvin Sands in 1945 and is headquartered in Victor, NY.

Constellation Brands History and description

The company was established in 1945 by Marvin Sands in the Finger Lakes region of New York as Canandaigua Industries Company. Since that time, the company has grown through internal expansion and by acquisitions across all segments of the beverage alcohol industry.

Constellation Brands is the largest wine producer in the world. It had sales of over $3.77 billion in fiscal year 2008. It operates about 40 production facilities, employs some 4,300, and markets its products worldwide.

The company owns more than 100 brands in wine, beer and spirits. Wine brands include Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Franciscan Estates, Ravenswood, Blackstone, Nobilo, Kim Crawford, Inniskillin, Jackson-Triggs and Arbor Mist. Beer brands include Corona,Modelo Especial and Negra Modelo, Pacífico, and Tsingtao. Spirits brands include Black Velvet Canadian Whisky, Svedka Vodka andPaul Masson Grande Amber Brandy.”

*Information from Forbes.com and Wikipedia.org

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