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Interview, Part 2: Total Wine & More’s David Trone

In this second part of our interview with David Trone, the Total Wine & More president and co-owner discusses a host of recent and future initiatives intended to educate and engage the retail chain’s customers while upgrading the in-store experience. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 23, 2014

Spain’s Rueda Region In Push To Raise U.S. Profile

Spain’s bottled wine exports to the U.S. rose 5.3% to 4.6 million cases last year, representing a 20% increase since 2010. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 23, 2014

News Briefs for April 23, 2014

•Rémy Cointreau’s Rémy Martin Cognac has unveiled a new look for its VSOP entry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 23, 2014

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 23, 2014

•Anheuser-Busch has named Mark Hegedus as president of Blue Point Brewing, effective immediately, reports Brewbound. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 23, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Total Wine Aims For $3B In Sales Within Five Years

Within a U.S. drinks market where multi-state retail and on-premise chains are steadily amplifying their influence, Maryland-based Total Wine & More, which reached 100 stores and $1.5 billion in sales last year, has been a trailblazer. Now in 16 states, Total Wine continues to expand rapidly and has set ambitious targets in terms of both revenues and store locations for the years ahead. In this first part of a two-part interview with SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller, company president and co-owner David Trone details Total Wine’s plans to conquer new territory across a range of markets and discusses which categories are driving growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 22, 2014

News Briefs for April 22, 2014

•The European Commission has given regulatory clearance to Suntory’s $16 billion acquisition of Beam Inc., paving the way for the deal to be finalized in the coming days. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 22, 2014

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