WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Heineken USA, the nation's premiere import beer company, was recently named Wal-Mart's alcoholic beverages supplier of the year for 2006. The recognition, presented at the recent 2007 Wal-Mart Supplier Summit, reflects Wal-Mart's recognition of Heineken USA's continued commitment to quality, innovation and professionalism. "Heineken USA prides itself on its commitment to innovation and our delivery of quality products, which are enjoyed by adult consumers across the country," said Don Blaustein, senior vice president, sales, Heineken USA. "Heineken USA's and our distributors' long-standing relationship with Wal-Mart helps us continually identify ways to enhance the system and the processes we employ to deliver our consumers premium beverages from our world-class portfolio of brands." Wal-Mart's supplier of the year award is presented to companies for recognition of their annual performance, customer service and a collaborative approach to new items, and innovation. "We are honored that Wal-Mart has selected us as their alcoholic beverage supplier of the year and we look forward to continuing our partnership with this world-class retailer," said Blaustein. "This recognition is due in large part to Shawn Schiffer and his national retail sales team's efforts to build and strengthen relationships with key industry partners." Heineken USA was also named Wal-Mart's alcoholic beverages supplier of the quarter for August through October 2006. About Heineken USA Heineken USA Inc., the nation's premiere beer importer, is a subsidiary of Heineken International BV, which is the world's most international brewer. Brands imported into the U.S. include: Heineken Lager, the world's most international beer brand; Heineken Premium Light; Amstel Light, the largest-selling imported light beer brand; and Buckler non-alcoholic brew. Heineken USA is also the exclusive USA importer for the Tecate, Dos Equis, Sol, Carta Blanca and Bohemia brands from FEMSA Cerveza of Mexico. Please visit EnjoyHeinekenResponsibly.com.
SOURCE Heineken USA Inc.