Grand Prairie, Texas, March 25, 2020 – Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), a world-class distributor of fine wines and spirits in North America, announces it is matching Pernod Ricard USA’s $500,000 donation to the United States Bartenders’ Guild (USBG) COVID-19 Relief Campaign with an additional $500,000 for a total of $1 million.
“We hope our combined donation will help the USBG members who have been severely impacted by the current health emergency,” said Tom Cole, President and CEO of RNDC and Young’s Market Company. “Our industry has a history of helping its own, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
“We’re very pleased that RNDC is joining with Pernod Ricard USA and Jameson Irish Whiskey in this relief effort, since there will be some hard roads ahead for many bartenders,’ said Ann Mukherjee, Chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard North America. “In these unprecedented times, it’s important that we all stand together – it’s what our employees, customers, and consumers expect.”
The USBG’s mission is to unite the hospitality community to advance professional bartending. For more information or to help, please go to USBG.org.