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Daily Archive: February 3, 2016

Interview: Rocco Lombardo, President, Wilson Daniels

Last fall, the Underwood family, owners of Young’s Holdings, began a campaign to ramp up its East Coast presence by launching Wilson Daniels Wholesale in New York as a companion to its national importing and marketing company, Wilson Daniels Ltd. Rocco Lombardo, formerly president of Frederick Wildman & Sons, is now president of both Wilson Daniels Wholesale and Wilson Daniels Ltd., with Chris Underwood remaining CEO of both units. SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller caught up with Lombardo to discuss the opportunities ahead for Wilson Daniels as it zeroes in on the East Coast fine wine market. Continue reading →

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DISCUS: Whisk(e)y Growth Drives 4% Value Increase Across U.S. Spirits Market

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) says strong momentum from the whisk(e)y category drove spirits supplier sales up 4.1% last year to $24.1 billion, with volume rising 2.3% to 215 million cases. Continue reading →

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Publix To Make Virginia Debut Next Year

Publix Super Markets Inc. has announced plans to enter Virginia with the opening of two new stores. Continue reading →

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Moët Hennessy Sales Rise 6% On Strong Cognac Growth

Moët Hennessy posted a 6% organic sales increase to €4.6 billion ($5b) in 2015, with growth driven by a double-digit gain for Hennessy Cognac in the U.S. and “an excellent performance in Europe, the United States and Japan” for its Champagne unit, company said. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for February 3, 2016

•Pernod Ricard is introducing a new flavor in its Malibu Sensations lineup, Malibu Pineapple Upside Down Cake. Continue reading →

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