Brand Management

Frank Beer’s Marketing and Brand Management department concentrate on brand development in the local market. Our Brand Managers are dedicated to the development and implementation of mutual goals and strategies set between Frank Beverage Group and our supplier partners. Additionally one manager is a Certified Cicerone. In addition, our Graphics Department, Special Events, Media and Promotions departments work together to deliver engaging and effective brand campaign strategies and tactics.

Beers of Distinction

Key to the success of building Frank Beer Distributor’s Craft and Import brands was the development of the “Beers of Distinction” department. Three managers lead five specially trained and certified sales representatives in the development and growth of our Import and Craft portfolios. All Frank Beer Distributors sales personal are certified “Beer Servers” in the Cicerone Certification Program. Additionally one manager is a Certified Cicerones.

Category Management

With a strong focus on the front-end, the Category Management team works collaboratively with our retail partners to increase profits and maximize value. By utilizing JDA space planning software to generate customized planograms using store data and current market trends, the team is able to identify appropriate inventory levels, reducing out of stocks during key selling times. Frank Beer Distributors are the category captain in nearly 70 percent of the retail accounts we service in our area.

Merchandising

More than 30 people are responsible for making sure products are properly rotated, fully stocked and up to date with the most current Point of Sale items. The Merchandising department consists of skilled and committed employees dedicated to each account they represent.

Delivery

More than 60 drivers and 40 warehouse personnel make up Frank Beer’s operations team. The delivery fleet consists of 35 side-bay trucks, and 25 Tractor/Trailers. With a high-quality software management system (Rutherford eoStar), the operations team is able to provide reliable, dependable and professional service to every account, minimizing administrative costs and maximizing productivity. A state-of-the-art handheld computer system electronically captures signatures allowing our drivers to immediately generate invoices, saving time, money and energy. UPS Logistics and other systems ensure fuel efficient routing and accurate delivery times for our nearly 4,000 customers.

Graphics Department

With a dedicated team of graphic artists specializing in the needs of the beer, wine and spirit industry, Frank Beer is able to work closely with their suppliers and customers to develop customized signage and event promotion materials. From table tents and drink lists to posters, window displays and digital marketing campaigns, Frank Beer’s talented team has the ability to produce custom, quality materials.

Offerings:
We offer the unique advantage to fully represent any establishment’s products all in one design studio. We showcase new products with an attractive, high quality design tailored toward your customers. Our designs create greater visibility for your products, which leads to higher sales.

Items Produced:

  • Table Tents
  • Drink / Wine / Whiskey / Beer Menus
  • Special Boards
  • Price signage of all sizes
  • Large indoor and outdoor banners
  • Special Event Signage for festivals, Wisconsin football tailgates, and seasonal accounts (e.g., racetracks, waterparks, etc.)

Long-term POS (Point Of Sale) such as:

  • Perforated window graphics
  • Backlit Signage
  • Wall Graphics

Equipment:

  • Two (2) 64” Large Format Printers
  • Digital Press Printer
  • Guillotine & Electric Cutters
  • Laminators
  • Latest Design Software

Marketing

Frank Beer has a variety of resources that we utilize to build our brands in our markets. We utilize Social Media platforms to stay in touch with our retailers (Facebook and Twitter), We also invest heavily in resources that reach the end consumer: OOH, Special Events, On-Premise Promotional Teams, Badger Tailgates, Truck Wraps, traditional print and radio.