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Daily Archive: April 16, 2014

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Modernizes And Consolidates To Keep Pace With Florida Trends

Orlando-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits continues the massive modernization plan it began several years ago and has consolidated its business in the Sunshine State to 142 units from a previous high of 200 (14 years ago). Chairman & CEO Charles Bailes notes, “It’s not a numbers game anymore in terms of number of stores. I pay attention to sales and obviously to our bottom line.” ABC’s sales are on the rise, despite increased competition from rival chain operators and grocery stores. Its total revenues last year reached an estimated $500 million. Bailes recently spoke with SND about Florida trends and ABC’s role within the market. Continue reading →

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Wild Turkey Opens New Visitors Center, Unveils Limited Edition Bourbon

Gruppo Campari has crowned its $100 million investment in Wild Turkey with the opening of its new Wild Turkey visitor center on the Kentucky Bourbon Trail in Lawrenceburg. Continue reading →

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Grey Goose Extends With Melon Flavor

Bacardi is introducing a new flavor extension for Grey Goose, set to roll out this spring. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 16, 2014

•Tito’s Handmade Vodka has linked with Glazer’s in Canada, effective today. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for April 16, 2014

•Oregon craft brewer Deschutes is set to introduce a new 22-ounce Reserve Series offering, Not the Stoic, later this month. Continue reading →

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