scene of memphis street
Distributing Since 1967

Market at a Glance
  • 21 counties in service area
  • Representative industries: distribution, manufacturing, finance, agribusiness, tourism
  • Population in countries served – 1,530,600
  • Annual tourist dollars – $3,274M

Memphis was Athens’ third market and it is our largest market today. Jack Aaron, nephew of a founder, and Bob Madry, Jack’s partner, opened Athens’ Memphis in 1967 and the operation has grown steadily over the last 44 years. We attribute our growth to the strength of our brands and to the commitment our owner managers have to the community. You can review the brands we represent today in Memphis using Find Products.

What Athens Does to Assure Success

We attribute our growth and success to our people. Our company culture and values are family values. Our employees stay with the company for years, most for their entire careers. Their longevity means experience and a deep understanding of how to place your products in our market for maximum exposure and sales.

Our people also bring a service orientation to their work. That means building relationships, following through, and being reliable partners – whether it is getting your products there on time, promoting products, assisting retailers with displays, forecasting appropriate inventory levels to match demand, or having a respected presence in the communities we serve.

Wine sales in store.

How the Memphis Team Seeks Brand Exposure

We have five sales divisions –two Spirits divisions, two Wine divisions, and a restaurant division. Our aim is to maximize each band’s exposure. To do that we balance product mix with each salesman’s time, territory, and knowledge. Coupling this balance with polished professional presentations, our sales representatives and managers connect brands and retailers effectively.



We’d Like to Meet You

We’d like to meet you, answer any questions you have, and show you around our operation.
Come see us anytime. We will respond to your email promptly and help you arrange a visit.