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Samís Club Launches Premium Vodka


Private Label Memberís Mark Rue 33ô Scores 91 points from Beverage Testing Institute

Bentonville, AR - Samís Club introduces a first this month in 241 locations with the addition of a private label Memberís Mark ultra premium French Distilled Vodka under the label Rue 33.This is the first spirit to be launched under the Memberís Mark brand. It will join several control label wines to meet the increasing demand at Samís Club by members seeking entertaining solutions in meals and beverage categories.

Rue 33 is a refined wheat vodka from the Cognac region of France. It is six times distilled and three times filtered, and produced by the renowned Louis Royer and imported by Shaw Ross.

ďRue 33 is an exciting addition to our Memberís Mark private label offering and represents the highest of standards at a great value,Ē said Maurice Markey, vice president, private label brands, Samís Club.

The Beverage Testing Institute recently reviewed Rue 33 among a dozen others giving it a 91 rating and calling it, ďexceptional and a remarkable, brilliant and smooth vodka that will excel in artisan cocktails.Ē

Rue 33 is made with only select premium wheat and spring water from Franceís prestigious under ground sources to yield small proprietary batches for Samís Club.

ďWe have developed a fine product and trust that everyone will be pleased with Rue 33,Ē said Mark Kenny, director, merchandising at Samís Club.

Samís Club will offer 1.75 liters of Rue 33 premium vodka for about $28. Membership is not required to purchase alcohol on location.

About Samís Club
Samís Club is a division of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., (NYSE:WMT). The first Samís Club opened its doors in Midwest City, Okla., in 1983. Today, Samís Club serves more than 47 million U.S. Members with locations nationwide, as well as in Brazil, China, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Samís Club saves its members on average 30.4 percent over grocery and specialty retailers by offering superior values on quality merchandise and services for home or work. Saving is made simple at Samís Club. Visit for more information.


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