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Beverage Logsitics Services, Including Wine and Spirits Distribution

KANE offers full-service beverage logistics support, including wine and spirits distribution. Companies like Gallo and the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) rely on KANE  to safely warehouse and transport their products.


We offer bonded warehousing in fully FDA- and TTB-compliant facilities. In addition, KANE brings decades of know-how to the business of transporting and delivering liquor to distributors and sometimes difficult store receiving points.  


Why KANE for Beverage Logistics?

  • Three decades of experience storing and transporting alcohol and other beverages
  • KANE’s large truckload fleet is supported by specialized carrier partners to provide nationwide freight transportation
  • Specialized equipment, like double-wide forklifts, make beverage warehousing more efficient
  • Tier one WMS carefully monitors "sell by" dates to ensure product quality and freshness
  • Temperature-controlled storage ensures compliance and freshness
  • Advanced packaging capabilities, such as beverage variety packs, allows you to postpone final product configuration until just prior to shipping



With KANE, I know that nobody will leave until the job is done.
- Supply Chain Director, Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

Logistics for Beverages and Wine and Spirits Spotlight

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Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board

The PLCB purchases and distributes all wine & spirits sold in Pennsylvania, making it one of the largest purchasers of wines and spirits in the country. KANE operates a DC for the PLCB and manages delivery to 212 of the agency’s Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. Orders are sent to KANE after midnight and must be staged that same day and delivered to stores the following day. Most deliveries are unloaded by hand. Wine and spirits store delivery doors are often located down narrow alleys, requiring side-door delivery. Special care must be taken for this highly fragile inventory.  


The dedicated fleet services contract between the PLCB and KANE began in 1989 and continues today due to the quality and efficiency of the KANE freight delivery solution.


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Large, Global Wine Manufacturer 

One of the world’s largest wine makers, based in California, moved to a regional distribution model where wine travels to regional distribution centers across the country, where product is staged for final delivery.  KANE is the exclusive delivery partner for all shipments in the Northeast. Distributors know precisely when orders will arrive thanks to KANE’s adherence to pinpoint delivery windows.  


As a result of the regional distribution model, distribution cycle time went from 2-3 weeks to 2 days and KANE enabled this wine maker to minimize the cost of transportation.  


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A specialty in wine and spirits logistics

KANE’s beverage logistics experience extends to storage and distribution of alcohol, which is closely regulated by the U.S. Alcohol, Tobacco, Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB).

Our key competencies:

  • Careful record keeping in anticipation of TTB audits
  • Management of required permits for storing and transporting alcohol
  • Management of tax payments, which can be different by state.  
  • Strong security control, including fenced areas and closed circuit monitoring
  • Rail-sided facilities allow customers to leverage lower-cost rail on the inbound

Whether its storage or final delivery, KANE brings real experience and know-how to the business of wine and spirits logistics.

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