In The News

2022

July 7


Anheuser-Busch Announces Transition of Oakland Distribution Operations to Local Independent Wholesaler Partners, Markstein Sales Co. and Matagrano, Inc.

Anheuser-Busch announced that it has reached an agreement to sell its Oakland, California-based distribution operations to two independent wholesalers, Markstein Sales Company and Matagrano, Inc., effective July 29, 2022. This announcement is part of Anheuser-Busch’s ongoing efforts to ensure the strongest possible route-to-market and the highest level of service for its retail customers across the different markets in which it operates.

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July 7

March 21


Laura Markstein Recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times’ People on the Move

Laura Markstein, President of Markstein Sales Co., was recently awarded the esteemed Public Affairs Award by the National Beer Wholesalers Assoc. (NBWA) for her company’s work helping to end human trafficking in the U.S.

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March 21


Jennifer Grant Recognized as one of San Francisco Business Times’ People on the Move

Jennifer Grant, General Manager of Markstein Sales Co., helped lead the company to their first win as a 2021 Bay Area Top Workplace.

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March 21

January 24


California distributor Markstein Sales continues to fight against human slavery. Won’t you join them?

Markstein has been a long-time supporter and sponsor of the New Day for Children organization that provides funding to help American children who have been recovered from sex trafficking, and in 2021 joined a national campaign with the National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) to help identify and report suspicious trafficking activity often unseen by the typical public

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January 18


Markstein Sales Company enters 2022 by expanding and strengthening its fight against human trafficking

Markstein Sales Company, the largest woman-owned and operated wholesale beverage distributor in Northern California announced that it is further expanding its ongoing efforts to help fight human trafficking throughout the country

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January 18

2021

October 25


Antioch’s Markstein Sales Company president Laura Markstein honored for work on “Distributors Against Human Trafficking Initiative”

The company has worked relentlessly both locally and nationally to combat human trafficking with programs and promotions aimed at stopping this heinous crime

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October 25

October 25


Antioch’s Markstein Sales Company president Laura Markstein honored for work on “Distributors Against Human Trafficking Initiative”

The company has worked relentlessly both locally and nationally to combat human trafficking with programs and promotions aimed at stopping this heinous crime

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October 18


Respect: Markstein Sales earns NBWA Public Affairs Award for its fight against human trafficking

Earlier this year, I got the opportunity to talk to Laura Markstein, president of Markstein Sales co. (a 100-year-old beer and beverage wholesaler in San Francisco) about the company’s efforts to help stop sex trafficking

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October 18

October 15


Markstein Sales Company President, Laura Markstein, awarded NBWA Public Affairs Award

Laura Markstein was awarded the esteemed Public Affairs Award by the National Beer Wholesalers Association for her company’s work helping to end human trafficking in the United States

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October 14


Markstein Sales Company President, Laura Markstein, Awarded NBWA Public Affairs Award for Her Work on “Distributors Against Human Trafficking Initiative”

The company has worked relentlessly both locally and nationally to combat human trafficking with programs and promotions aimed at stopping this heinous crime

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October 14

September 18


In brief: Antioch’s Markstein Sales Co. named a 2021 Top Workplace

The Bay Area News Group has named Antioch’s Markstein Sales Co., the largest woman-owned and operated wholesale beverage distributor in Northern California, one of its 2021 Top Workplaces

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August 25


Markstein Sales Company Named Bay Area Top Workplaces 2021 Award Winner

Markstein Sales Company, the largest woman-owned and operated wholesale beverage distributor in Northern California, has been selected as a 2021 Top Workplaces by Bay Area NewsGroup

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August 25

August 25


Markstein Sales Company Named Bay Area Top Workplaces 2021 Award Winner

Voted on by employees, this award highlights the strong family culture that has been a differentiator in Markstein’s 102 years of success

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March 19


Markstein Sales Company highlights successful women in leadership

This week, the woman-owned and operated beer distributor in Northern California announced that it has been recognized by the San Francisco Business Times as the 8th Largest Women-Owned Business in the Bay Area and the 5th Largest in the East Bay

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March 19

March 17


Antioch’s Markstein highlights successful women in leadership with SF Business Times rankings, 30-year work anniversary of female president

Woman-owned and operated, fourth-generation company with multiple women in leadership roles, Markstein represents successful example of diversity and inclusion for other companies to follow

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March 17


Markstein Sales Company Highlights Successful Women in Leadership with San Francisco Business Award and 30 Year Work Anniversary of Female President

As a woman-owned and operated, fourth-generation company with multiple women in leadership roles, Markstein represents a successful example of diversity and inclusion for other companies to follow

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March 17

March 17


Antioch’s Markstein highlights successful women in leadership with SF Business Times rankings, 30-year work anniversary of female president

Woman-owned and operated, fourth-generation company with multiple women in leadership roles, Markstein represents successful example of diversity and inclusion for other companies to follow

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February 17


National Beer Wholesalers Association Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign Hits Important Milestone

The National Beer Wholesalers Association (NBWA) announced today that the Distributors Against Human Trafficking Initiative trained 5,164 distribution employees during National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month in January

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February 17

February 15


NBWA human trafficking awareness campaign trains more than 5,000 distributors

NBWA member Markstein Sales Co. is also providing personalized training, leveraging resources from both NBWA and New Day for Children, a nonprofit organization that provides support and assistance to American girls who have been affected by sex trafficking.

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January 28


Sober up: Human trafficking is happening in your community. Here’s how breweries can fight it

You read a story like that (let alone hear someone tell it), and your mouth hangs open for more air. Your heart hurts, and you feel the need to help

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January 28

January 15


Antioch’s Markstein Sales Company combats slavery, human trafficking, appeals to other business leaders to get involved both locally and nationally

Through partnerships with New Day for Children and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Markstein is making a difference to stop this growing crime against children

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January 15


Markstein Sales Company Combats Slavery and Human Trafficking; Appeals to Other Business Leaders to Get Involved

As part of National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in January, Markstein Sales Company (Markstein), a woman-owned and operated wholesale beverage distributor in Northern California, today appealed to business leaders around the country to join in its fight against slavery and human trafficking

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January 15

January 14


Watch: This awareness video on human trafficking from beer wholesaler Markstein Sales will move you to action

Markstein Sales is a big part of the nationwide campaign with the NBWA to not only raise awareness but play a vital role in identifying and reporting suspicious activity (beer distributors often see areas that the public doesn’t)

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January 12


Markstein Sales Company Combats Slavery and Human Trafficking; Appeals to Other Business Leaders to Get Involved Both Locally and Nationally

Through Partnerships with New Day for Children and the National Beer Wholesalers Association, Markstein is Making a Difference to Stop this Growing Crime Against Children

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January 12

January 8


Taking charge as a successor

Family Business Magazine asked Laured, “How have you put your own stamp on the family business, and what is your advice on being an effective successor?”

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2020

December 22


Today’s News: Ho ho ho holiday donation drive

Markstein Sales Co. generated tremendous employee support for their Ho Ho Holiday Donation Drive program providing food for a crisis center and hand-made, personalized cards for hundreds of lonely seniors

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December 22

2019

December 26


She thrives in the male-dominated beer industry

Founded in 1919 with one horse and one wagon, Markstein Sales Co. now employs more than 160 people in California’s Bay Area, supports numerous non-profit organizations and serves as a great example of success for a woman-led company in a typically male-dominated industry

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December 26

October 10


Markstein Sales Company Celebrates 100 Years of Family-Owned Beverage Distribution in Northern California

Founded in 1919 with one horse and one wagon, Markstein Sales Co. now employs more than 160 people in California’s Bay Area, supports numerous non-profit organizations and serves as a great example of success for a woman-led company in a typically male-dominated industry

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October 9


Markstein Sales Company Celebrates 100 Years of Family-Owned Beverage Distribution in Northern California

Woman-owned and operated, fourth-generation company continues to thrive into next century

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October 9

September 29


Women-owned beer distributor Markstein in Antioch celebrates 100th Anniversary

The Budweiser Clydesdale team made an appearance pulling their beer wagon with Bob and daughter Laura Markstein along for the ride

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September 29


Markstein Sales Company’s 100th Anniversary celebration highlighted on September 29, 2019 on KTVU

September 29

September 29


Women-owned beer distributor Markstein in Antioch celebrates 100th Anniversary

Owner Laura Markstein offered thanks to those who helped the company's success

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