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News Briefs for September 9, 2015

September 9, 2015

•Total Wine & More is set to open a second store in Austin, Texas next week. Located in Austin’s Lakeline Plaza, the 31,000-square-foot store joins the retailer’s existing Austin outpost, which opened earlier this year in the city’s Sunset Valley neighborhood. Key retail competitors in the Austin market include Twin Liquors and Spec’s. The Lakeline Plaza store brings Total Wine’s Texas footprint to 10 locations.

•Campari America is rolling out new packaging for its Russell’s Reserve line of small-batch Bourbons and ryes. The new look includes the signatures of co-master distillers Jimmy and Eddie Russell, a new American white oak tree emblem and a fresh label design with a rustic aesthetic that sits more prominently on the bottle. The Russells Reserve line includes 10-year-old Bourbon, Single Barrel Bourbon, 6-year-old Rye and a new Single Barrel Rye that will launch this later this month.

•Gavin Hattersley has been named CEO of MillerCoors, effective immediately. Hattersley has been serving as interim CEO of the U.S. market’s second-ranked brewer since Tom Long retired June 30. He will also continue to serve as CFO of Molson Coors until a replacement for that position is found.

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