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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 →

Posted in News on July 21, 2016

Battleground Florida: ABC Confronts Wave Of New Competitors In The Sunshine State

140-unit retail chain ABC Fine Wine & Spirits ranks among the top drinks retail destinations in Florida, with annual sales of approximately $500 million. In recent years, however, an influx of new retail players in the state has brought markedly increased competition, leading ABC to sharpen its focus on the high end while also boosting selection, service and its private label offerings. SND recently caught up with ABC executive vice president Jess Bailes for an update on developments in Florida’s retail market for wine, spirits and beer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 19, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for June 15, 2016

•With sales expected to more than double this year, Cape Coral, Florida’s Wicked Dolphin Distillery is in expansion mode. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 15, 2016

News Briefs for June 8, 2016

•Iowa-based Templeton Rye is launching its first new product in 10 years, a 6-year-old limited edition rye. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 8, 2016

News Briefs for November 12, 2015

•As part of its ongoing Top 100 Wines of 2015 celebration, Wine Spectator has unveiled its number-six and number-five wines of the year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 12, 2015

News Briefs for August 14, 2015

•Beam Suntory has branched out with a new flavored offering in the Jim Beam lineup with the launch of Jim Beam Apple. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 14, 2015

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