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Daily Archive: May 25, 2016

RNDC Indicted On Federal Smuggling Charges, But CEO Proclaims Company’s Innocence

Republic National Distributing Co. (RNDC), the country’s second-largest spirits and wine wholesaler, has been indicted on federal liquor smuggling charges, but RNDC president and CEO Tom Cole insists the company—and the three employees who were also indicted—are innocent. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2016

ABI-SABMiller Deal Gets EU Approval, But Is Delayed In U.S. Amid Distribution Concerns

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) has gained approval from European regulators to proceed with its $107 billion acquisition of top rival SABMiller, but as part of the pending deal’s review in the U.S., regulators are reportedly questioning some of the brewing behemoth’s incentive policies for distributors. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for May 25, 2016

•Before Donn Chappellet set his sights on producing powerful, age-worthy wines, he made a fortune distributing coffee vending machines. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for May 25, 2016

•San Diego-based craft brewer Ballast Point—which was acquired by Constellation Brands for $1 billion late last year—has unveiled plans to build a new East Coast brewery in Botetourt County, Virginia. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2016