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Daily Archive: May 3, 2016

U.S. Wholesalers Confront A Changing Retail Landscape

Decades of consolidation have transformed the landscape for U.S. spirits and wine distributors, but changes at the retail tier have been equally pronounced. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 3, 2016

•While supermarket giant Kroger has elected not to partner with Southern Wine & Spirits on a shelf management program for beverage alcohol, industry sources tell SND that Southern remains confident that the concept can work, and that it would still be interested in aligning with other retailers on the program model if it can get further clearance from the U.S. alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau (TTB). Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 3, 2016

•Escondido, California-based Stone Brewing Company has announced itself as the founding member of a new craft beer investment fund called True Craft, which plans to make minority investments in craft brewers to allow them to remain independent. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 3, 2016