Wow, distributor consolidation has certainly dominated the news today. Glazer's Distributors and The Charmer Sunbelt Group just announced plans to form their newest joint-ventures in Alabama and Mississippi. Alliance Beverage of Alabama and Alliance Beverage of Mississippi will combine the companies' existing brokerage operations in the two control states. The transaction is expected to close on April 1. General Wholesale Company, which currently partners with Charmer Sunbelt in both states, will continue their interest in the ventures. Current Glazer's regional president Scott Rawlings will oversee the two states. Steve Young, vp of Georgia-based General Wholesale, will work with Scott as well.