Jetro to Sell Alcohol to U.S. Restaurants, Independent Says

JRD Holdings Inc. plans to begin selling alcohol to restaurants and stores in the United States, the Sunday Independent reported, citing Nathan Kirsh, the South African billionaire with a controlling state in the company.

The food and beverage distributor, which operates under the name Jetro and has annual revenue of $7 billion, will need to secure about 250,000 cases of wine a week to supply its 400,000 clients, Kirsh said, according to the Johannesburg-based newspaper.

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