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After Difficult First Half, Boston Beer Aiming To Stay Flat In 2016

After achieving solid volume growth in both 2014 and 2015, Boston Beer Co. is now striving to stay flat in 2016, following a first half in which the craft brewer’s depletions declined by 5%. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2016

Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet Targets Organic Wine Trend

Seizing on rising interest in organic wines, Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet is on pace to surpass 120,000 cases in the U.S. this year, and has set the goal of more than doubling its U.S. volume to a quarter-million cases by 2018. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2016

News Briefs for July 22, 2016

•Bacardi Ltd.’s John Dewar & Sons unit will release two new single malt expressions, Aberfeldy 16-year-old and Craigellachie 17-year-old, this fall. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 22, 2016

•Michigan’s Founders Brewing Co. is set to launch Pale Joe, a new pale ale. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2016

ABC Sees Top Vodka Brands Increasingly “Under Attack” In Florida Market

Florida’s ABC Fine Wine & Spirits derives about 60% of its sales from spirits, with wine at 27%, beer at 10% and cigars at about 3%. In the second part of this interview, ABC executive vice president Jess Bailes discusses the trends influencing buying activity across the retail chain’s 140-plus stores. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 21, 2016

AB InBev Gains U.S. Approval For SABMiller Deal, With Caveats

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) passed a crucial hurdle in its quest to close its pending $100-billion-plus acquisition of SABMiller, as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the transaction, with certain requirements. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 21, 2016

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