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at looking at our wholesale distribution channel and seeing what they want us to buy and how little margin they expect us to make. So we are revisiting this and changing our strategy about how we want to deal with our distributors. We bring in a lot of wines directly from Europe now, including our own brands. We also make wine in California. We have projects going on around the world. It's very high quality and the margins are great. We are also looking at our normal business a lot more closely now. If
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EXE Latest Vendor to Join IBM Supply Chain Club
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