About Major Brands
Relationships are key to Major Brands’ success and 80-year plus legacy as a wholesale wine and spirits distributor in Missouri. Since 1934, we’ve been representing the leading global, national and local wine, spirits, and beer producers in the industry, delivering premium beverages and service to our more than 9,000 licensed customers across the state.
It’s not just what we serve, but how we serve it that matters. At Major Brands, it’s our people that set us apart. We lead the way with a team of customer focused employees with a Midwest ethic, who care about each other and their communities.
Since 1934, we have done business with the belief that if you work hard and do what’s right, you’ll be successful. This approach is evident throughout our company’s history. We’re proud of where we began, what we’ve accomplished, and where we’re headed.
Repeal of Prohibition
Epsten Family receives one of the first wholesale distribution licenses in the state of Missouri and E & L Wholesale is founded
Robert Epsten, second generation, expands family business with General Wholesale in Kansas City, Missouri
General Wholesale acquires Standard and becomes General Standard
Under third generation leadership, General Standard expands and Major Brands is established
Todd Epsten appointed CEO of Major Brands
Sue McCollum assumes leadership of Major Brands from her husband, Todd Epsten
Major Brands receives industry recognition for ongoing commitment to social responsibility
Major Brands acquires Missouri Beverage Co. and Garco Wine Co. to further expand breadth and depth of product portfolio
The Wirtz family acquires ownership of Major Brands from Sue McCollum, who continues to lead the company as CEO
Major Brands maintains outstanding service levels through pandemic and partners with key supplier to raise $100,000+ to support Missouri restaurant workers
Major Brands is a high-performance distributor of premium beverages, whose commitment to excellence is reflected in our:
Our commitment to our shared values informs how we achieve our mission and include:
Performance | Integrity | Respect | Teamwork | Community
Major Brands leadership team places a strong emphasis on values and relationships which are the building blocks and foundation of our culture.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
President of Sales and Operations
Chief Human Resources Officer
Vice President/General Sales Manager
Vice President of Wine Strategy
Vice President of Spirits, Beer and Non-Alcoholic Sales Strategy
Vice President of National and Strategic Accounts
Vice President of Information Technology