Building a Global Company, one Can at a Time
Tony Gaines, CEO of Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc., which represents a portfolio of beverage brands, many under impressive license, some owned outright – which are marketed using effective cross-disciplinary approaches joins Enterprise Radio.
This episode of Enterprise Radio is in association with the Beverage Industry Channel.
Listen to host Eric Dye & guest Tony Gaines discuss the following:
- Can you tell us about yourself and how you got to where you are today?
- How does all of that play into your current role?
- What brands are in the Stewart’s portfolio?
- How are you applying beer portfolio marketing strategies here?
- And how are all these strategies working out?
Tony Gaines, CEO of Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc., carries with him more than 25 years’ executive experience in beverage alcohol with multi-national companies including E.&J. Gallo Winery, Anheuser-Busch, and Advantage Solutions. Over the years, Tony represented brands in the domestic U.S. as well as duty free and military channels worldwide. In addition to his beverage alcohol experience, Tony had consulted for a range of companies, from helping Fortune 100 CPG companies to leading start-ups to outpace their markets. Just prior to being named CEO of Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc., Tony was the CEO of a health and wellness company, transforming a struggling CPG sales organization into a leading manufacturing business.
Tony received a BA from Purdue University in 1991 and served eight years on the Supplier Board for the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). He lives in Arizona with his wife, and in his spare time enjoys golf and anything to do with motorized dirt sports.
About Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc. (SEI): In February 2021, Stewart’s Enterprises, Inc. launched Stewart’s Spiked Seltzer, leveraging Stewart’s Sodas’ celebrated taste, rich history, and brand loyalty. In July 2021, under multi-national license, SEI launched Hard Rock Hard Seltzer, and this April, Hard Rock RTDs are joining the Hard Rock lineup, capitalizing on the lore and fame of the Hard Rock brand, which was founded 50 years ago by two Americans living in London and has grown to become one of the world’s most iconic brands. The next Stewart’s line extension, Stewart’s Spiked Sodas, started rolling out in April, 2022. Under the leadership of Chairman Barrie Clapham and CEO Tony Gaines, the organization’s leadership team benefits from more than 150 years of combined beverage experience.
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