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Daily Archive: March 31, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Pernod Ricard USA President And CEO Bryan Fry

Pernod Ricard USA has been a key player in the U.S. market’s whisk(e)y boom. Jameson, Pernod’s flagship Irish whiskey brand, has been one of the market’s strongest performers—in any spirits category—and The Glenlivet has solidified its lead of the thriving single malt Scotch segment. But like the blended Scotch category as a whole, Pernod-owned Chivas Regal hasn’t ridden the whisk(e)y wave, and it’s struggling to hold its ground in the U.S. Continue reading →

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Texas Retail Giant Spec’s Victim Of Data Breach

Texas retail chain Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods announced Friday that financial information for more than half a million customers may have been exposed in what the company is calling a sophisticated hacking scheme. Continue reading →

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Albertsons-Safeway Merger Set To Proceed

Following the end of the “go-shop” period, the proposed $9 billion Safeway-Albertsons merger is now set to go before the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for review. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 31, 2014

•Accolade Wines-owned Geyser Peak winery has opened a new tasting room in Healdsburg, California, following the winery’s recent relocation to Dry Creek Valley. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for March 31, 2014

•Downingtown, Pennsylvania-based Victory Brewing is adding a new IPA series and summer variety 12-pack to its lineup. Continue reading →

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