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Daily Archive: August 8, 2016

BevMo Intensifies Focus On Premiumization, Localization Trends

Concord, California-based retail chain BevMo recently opened its 160th location in Lafayette, California, marking a significant expansion from about 130 stores three years ago. Last year, BevMo, which operates in the Washington and Arizona markets in addition to the Golden State, named Albertsons Safeway veteran Dimitri Haloulos as CEO. In this exclusive interview with SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller, Haloulos discusses BevMo’s new store format—which aims for a more local, premium feel—as well as private label strategy, e-commerce opportunities and other topics. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for August 8, 2016

•Beam Suntory saw its comparable sales rise by mid-single-digits both in the U.S. and globally in the six months through June. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing And Distilling News for August 8, 2016

•Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) shipments fell 1.4% in the first half of the year, with the Redhook, Widmer Brothers and Omission brands facing pressure from “competitive challenges.” Continue reading →

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