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Daily Archive: July 21, 2016

ABC Sees Top Vodka Brands Increasingly “Under Attack” In Florida Market

Florida’s ABC Fine Wine & Spirits derives about 60% of its sales from spirits, with wine at 27%, beer at 10% and cigars at about 3%. In the second part of this interview, ABC executive vice president Jess Bailes discusses the trends influencing buying activity across the retail chain’s 140-plus stores. Continue reading →

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AB InBev Gains U.S. Approval For SABMiller Deal, With Caveats

Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) passed a crucial hurdle in its quest to close its pending $100-billion-plus acquisition of SABMiller, as the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved the transaction, with certain requirements. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for July 21, 2016

•Tuscan winery Badia a Coltibuono has expanded its U.S. lineup with the launch of a 2011 Montebello IGT Toscana ($60 a 750-ml.). Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for July 21, 2016

•MillerCoors has acquired a majority stake in Athens, Georgia-based Terrapin Beer Co. and added the Terrapin range to its craft and import division, Tenth and Blake. Continue reading →

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