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News Briefs for January 16, 2018

•Pernod Ricard has named Jonas Tahlin as chief marketing officer of its U.S. spirits business. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 16, 2018

•Craft Brew Alliance’s Kona Brewing Company has launched Kanaha Blonde Ale nationwide. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2018

Interview: Austin Keith Of Texas Retail Chain Pinkie’s

Western Texas retail chain Pinkie’s is comprised of 16 liquor stores and two mini-marts selling beer and wine in Lubbock. Pinkie’s is also licensed to sell beverage alcohol to on-premise accounts, a business which accounts for about 25% of the company’s sales revenue. SND contributing editor Terri Allan recently spoke with president and owner Austin Keith about market conditions. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 12, 2018

News Briefs for January 12, 2018

•Tito’s vodka has become the largest-selling spirits brand in dollar terms on an annual basis for the first time ever in IRI channels, surpassing Jack Daniel’s Black Label whiskey and Smirnoff Red Label vodka. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 12, 2018

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for January 12, 2018

•Following a year-long search, Delaware’s Dogfish Head Craft Brewery has hired George Pastrana as president and COO, effective immediately. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 12, 2018

Riboli Family’s Stella Rosa On A Sharp Rise

Riboli Family Wine Estates’ Italian brand Stella Rosa appears to have climbed into the top five imported wine brands in the U.S. market based on its strong 2017 performance. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 11, 2018

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