KW Associates

OUR VISION

 

Our vision is to be the best company in our entire marketing area by creating a stimulating and fulfilling environment where we exceed the expectations of our employees, retailers and brewery; welcome change; and have the courage and integrity to respond positively.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Our mission is to always be the best service company in our entire marketing area.  We will be the benchmark against which other companies are measured.  This will include the highest quality products, customer service, community involvement, and integrity in leadership.

 

VALUE STATEMENT

 

Our Family of Employees... Working together in a family environment makes a strong team and strong company.

Our Relationship with Customers... We are committed to provide the highest quality products and service in our marketing area

Our Relationship with Anheuser-Busch... Working together, as a team, we will always be the leader in our market and our industry.

Our Community... Our strong community involvement provides a better place to live and work. As we better support the community, the community better supports us.

Our Ethical and Moral Standards... In all endeavors, our honesty and integrity

 

 

 

OUR PAST AND PRESENT

Beer was legalized in 1933 with the repeal of prohibition. Anheuser-Busch, Inc., wanting to get national distribution as quickly as possible, elected to go with proven successful food distributors who already had warehouses and equipment to deliver beer, or had been an Anheuser-Busch, Inc. customer during prohibition. Budweiser of Columbia, Budweiser of Anderson, and Budweiser of Greenville were at this time part of Pearce-Young-Angel, a wholesale food distributor. Beer was sold and distributed through the food warehouses on trucks delivering groceries and produce.


Beer was a very low volume item before, during, and shortly after World War II. In 1954, the Columbia, Anderson, and Greenville operations were established as separate and distinct companies for the exclusive distribution of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. products. These companies were known as PYA Distributing Companies and proved to be very successful in gaining market share and establishing Budweiser as the number one beer in our markets.


In 1967, we were able to get permission from Anheuser-Busch, Inc. to change the names of our companies to Budweiser of Columbia, Budweiser of Greenville, and Budweiser of Anderson. Each was a separate and distinct company with a defined territory assigned to us by the brewery.


In 2001, our companies operate 88 routes in 14 counties in the central and northwestern portions of South Carolina. We serve nearly 3000 on and off-premise retail accounts, selling over 10 million cases of Anheuser-Busch, Inc. products annually. As our market share continues to increase, we are proud to introduce additional Anheuser-Busch, Inc. Products.