How Columbia Employees Create a Safety-First Company Culture

Delivery Supervisor Chris Jordan heads the Safety Committee in Springfield, Oregon and received the company’s 2017 Safety Award

 

Years of growth have seen Columbia Distributing rise to the top of the nation’s beverage distribution industry. And while we’re confident that our ever-expanding selection of beverage products is one reason for our success, there’s no doubt that our employees make up the backbone of our reputation. That’s why we do all we can to create a work environment that’s as safe as possible. For proof of our tireless safety efforts, look no further than Columbia Distributing Delivery Supervisor, Chris Jordan, who heads the Safety Committee at our Springfield location and received the company’s 2017 Safety Award. Continue reading…


Climbing Higher at Columbia Distributing: Craig Denbaugh’s Success Story

Glass Of Beer On A Bar

As one of the nation’s largest malt beverage distributors, it’s no secret that Columbia Distributing offers customers a thoroughly unique experience through unmatched customer service and an extensive selection of high-quality products. But it’s important to remember that achieving this consistent level of excellence would be impossible if it weren’t for our dedicated team members. Continue reading…


Stocking Your Liquor Cabinet? Remember These Tips

Well-Stocked Home Bar

When stocking your liquor cabinet, don’t forget about the mixers, wine and garnishes. These essentials are just as important to crafting the perfect drink as the liquor itself. Whether you’re gearing up for a party or just want to build up your personal collection, here’s what every good liquor cabinet should have. Continue reading…


Mocktails for Pregnancy

Mocktail Recipes for Pregnant Mothers – Columbia Distributing

Congratulations, you’re pregnant! While you await the arrival of your bundle of joy and sleepless nights, take time to become familiar with the laundry list of restrictions you’ll need to keep your unborn baby safe during those nine months. Likely the most well-known restriction placed on pregnant women is the ban on alcohol consumption. Continue reading…


The Responsibilities of a Beverage Merchandiser

Cans In A Supermarket

When your customers walk down the beverage aisle of your grocery store or peruse your beer cooler, they expect to see organized, well-stocked displays. Maintaining the presentation of your store shelves is just one of many responsibilities that fall on the merchandiser, whether that’s you, the owner, a dedicated employee or a professional from Columbia Distributing. Below, we dig into the essential duties that a merchandiser must perform in order to make the customer’s shopping experience the best it can be. Continue reading…


Traveling the World Through Import Beers

Close-Up Of Mugs At Oktoberfest

What would you say if you could travel to Mexico, Germany, Ireland and Japan all in one day? With a cold import beer in hand, now you can. Columbia Distributing – one of the largest beverage distributors in the U.S. – offers a large selection of import beers from all around the world. Relax, take a sip and be transported to lands far away. Continue reading…


3 Characteristics of a Well-Run Warehouse

Beverage Warehouse – Columbia Distributing

When you’re searching for an alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage distributor, it’s important to understand the must-have qualities of a warehouse. That way, you can make the best decision when it comes to choosing a new distributor. And with customers to satisfy and a business to run, there’s just no time to deal with the consequences of making the wrong choice. Here are some warehouse fundamentals you should look for before committing to do business. Continue reading…


Tracking the Premium Soda Phenomena

Premium Sodas in the Pacific Northwest – Columbia Distributing

Premium and craft brands are becoming increasingly popular across many food and beverage groups, from premium water, coffee, and even toast covered corner to corner with avocado. Many people think that craft soda and beer have won over the hearts and taste buds of the millennial crowd only, which although may have been mostly true in the infancy of these brands, today, after years of trying to break into the industry, that is a hearty misconception. The popularity of premium soda, especially, is a phenomenon not limited by age or geography. Continue reading…


What are the Benefits of Coffeefruit?

Coffeefruit Growing On Branch

You love coffee, but are you familiar with where it comes from? The answer is coffeefruit, the forgotten superfruit and the flesh that surrounds coffee beans. In order to make coffee, the beans are extracted from this fruit, which is typically tossed away. But coffeefruit is actually very healthy and nutritious. In fact, its health benefits make it just as good for you as blueberries, kiwi and other types of superfruit – if not better. Continue reading…


The Landscape of U.S. Distributorships

Beverage Distribution – Columbia Distributors

Emerging retail trends are changing the customer experience, and the food and beverage landscape is no different. Today’s consumers are faced with an ever-growing amount of options when it comes to beverages, and as a result, they expect complex offerings and categories wherever they go. Continue on to learn more about the current U.S. distributorship environment in regard to the beverage industry. Continue reading…