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Daily Archive: May 10, 2016

Interview: California-Based Retailer Raley’s Ups Its Game In Beverage Alcohol

With 122 stores in northern California and Nevada and annual sales of approximately $3.5 billion, the Raley’s supermarket chain is one of the country’s leading independent grocers. The West Sacramento, California-based company—which will add three new stores in the Golden State over the next year—puts major focus on beverage alcohol, with selections ranging from 2,000 to 3,000 wine, distilled spirits and beer SKUs at its stores. Shanken News Daily contributing editor Terri Allan recently spoke with Curtis Mann, director, wine, beer and spirits at Raley’s, about the company’s growing beverage alcohol business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 10, 2016

Beam Suntory Looks On-Trade To Boost Midori Liqueur

Beam Suntory is projecting mid- to high single-digit growth for its Midori melon liqueur this year from a base of 83,000 cases. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 10, 2016

•Grey Goose has unveiled a new TV advertising push under its ongoing Fly Beyond campaign. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 10, 2016

•Northern California’s Timberlane LLC, producer of Arkansas Black Straight Applejack (98 proof, $55) and the very limited Twenty-One Year Straight Applejack (92 proof/$125) has expanded distribution beyond California to both Texas and Massachusetts, with plans for additional markets to follow later this year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 10, 2016