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Interview: Ron Junge, Brown Derby Stores

Brown Derby Stores is among the stars of U.S. liquor retailing, operating 18 locations in its market of Springfield, Missouri, and posting sales of $30 million last year, including a robust online business. Brown Derby was once among the foremost retailers of high-end Bordeaux and cult Cabernet Sauvignon from California, but times have changed, and owner Ron Junge has been successfully accommodating the shift in tastes and buying patterns. Junge recently spoke with SND about those trends. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2015

Jägermeister Completes Acquisition Of Sidney Frank Importing Co.

Germany’s Mast-Jägermeister has completed its acquisition of 100% of the stock of Sidney Frank Importing Co. (SFIC), its former U.S. importer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2015

News Briefs for August 3, 2015

•A fine-wine investment group called Grande Marque Trading is launching this month in Chicago with an initial fund of $10 million. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2015

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 3, 2015

•Comstock Park, Michigan-based Perrin Brewing Company is releasing its Grapefruit IPA and Veterans Pale Ale (VPA) in cans for the first time. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 3, 2015

Chopin Sees Solid Growth At Vodka’s Competitive Super-Premium Tier

While the high-end vodka segment remains brutally competitive, Chopin vodka has been showing steady growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

SPI Group Acquires Spain’s Arinzano Winery And Forms New HEW Holding Wine Division

SPI Group, owner of Stolichnaya vodka, has formed a new luxury wine division after acquiring Spain’s Arinzano Winery. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2015

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