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FLO Wine

Contact: Marcus Johnson

About This Business

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FLO Brands is a lifestyle company created by Marcus Johnson, an internationally renowned, Billboard Top 10, NAACP Image Award-nominated jazz musician and entrepreneur from Washington, DC. Johnson’s unique, self-taught style of piano play, has earned him distinction among his peers, praise within the media, and accolades across the music industry. Over the last decade, the self-starting Johnson has released 15 studio albums – all of which have been met with critical and commercial success – all while overseeing the expansion of a burgeoning entrepreneurial empire.
In 2010, Johnson teamed up with fellow founder Robert Piziali to create FLO Wine. The two, along with partner Sean Johnson, developed a business plan which led to a financing “road show” and funding for the company. The product, wine from the top appellations in California, hit the national market in April 2012. Retail partners include the entire SuperValu banner system (e.g. Albertsons, Lucky, Jewel-Osco) and the independent powerhouse Total Wine and More.
FLO Brands’ products and the company’s commitment to meeting the needs of its consumers and the community have led to Johnson being recognized as the U.S. SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year, a Black Enterprise Magazine Rising Star, a featured Georgetown McDonnough School of Business Alumni, and the YMCA’s Community Leader of the year.



FLO represents the journey through which we discover those things in life that fulfill us and make each experience a little better; for the love of life, self, happiness, passion, joy…love itself.

FLO Wine is but one expression

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