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Daily Archive: February 15, 2012

Exclusive: At Tenth Anniversary, Two Buck Chuck Holding At 5 Million Cases, But Down Slightly Since 2008

When Charles Shaw—better known as “Two Buck Chuck”—hit Trader Joe’s shelves in 2002, the Bronco Wine Co. brand sparked a phenomenon that few industry observers believed would last. Continue reading →

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Pershing Square’s Stake In Beam Valued At Around $1.13 Billion

Beam Inc.’s largest shareholder, Pershing Square Capital Management, led by activist investor Bill Ackman, held 20.8 million shares worth about $1.13 billion, or roughly one-eighth of Beam’s current market capitalization, at the close of last year, according to a recent filing. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for February 15, 2012

•Isle of Arran Distillers is releasing the final installment in its limited-edition Icons of Arran single malt Scotch whisky series. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 15, 2012