Overview of OneIllinois℠:
The nine Chicagoland MillerCoors distributors (the “Chicago Cluster”) blanket the Northern half of Illinois and comprise the largest, contiguous group of distributors in the United States. Collectively, the Chicago Cluster, working with the “down state” Illinois MillerCoors distributors, make up “OneIllinois℠.”
OneIllinois℠ provides 100% distribution coverage to the entire Illinois beverage market, servicing well over 19,200 accounts and a population of over 13,000,000 people.
Together, more than 1,400 employees, 1,000 of which are sales and delivery personnel, service almost 13,000 On-Premise accounts and 7,000 Off-Premise accounts. OneIllinois℠ distributors serve Illinois and the Chicagoland area with over 400 delivery trucks and 2,000,000 square feet of warehousing.
The primary organizing body behind OneIllinois℠ is the Chicago Cluster of MillerCoors distributors, which meet at least once a month to review new and existing brands within their portfolios and to discuss and develop marketing strategies for their respective territories. Historically, the Chicago Cluster, along with its down state colleagues, have worked together to provide improved services and efficiencies to suppliers already in and seeking to enter the Illinois beverage market.
The OneIllinois℠ group of distributors regularly seeks out, evaluates, introduces and develops new brands into the ever expanding Chicagoland and Illinois beer market. The cautious but enthusiastic selection of new brands, coupled with each distributor’s financial strength and commitment to the successful marketing and sale of each brand, typically results in consistent, double digit annual growth.
Suppliers desiring entry into the Illinois beverage market, either with malt beverages or wine and spirits, will find that OneIllinois℠ allows them an effective, cohesive, in-depth presence throughout the State and in almost every single account, both on and off-premise. That presence is backed by the exceptional sales, marketing, delivery and financial commitments that each OneIllinois℠ distributor member brings to every supplier, regardless of size and market share.
The same holds true for suppliers already present in Illinois but who desire a more effective, widespread and cost efficient distribution network throughout the state.