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Interview: Binny’s Brett Pontoni Discusses The Brown Spirits Boom

Chicago-based retail giant Binny’s Beverage Depot has placed a big bet on brown spirits over recent years, building up its inventory of mainstream, craft and rare offerings, and investing in its Whiskey Hotline, manned by a dedicated staff of full-time professionals. With its Scotch, Bourbon and Cognac sales surging, the 35-store chain is now seeing brown spirits enthusiasm extend to Armagnac, American brandy and rum. SND senior editor Christina Jelski recently caught up with Binny’s spirits buyer Brett Pontoni to talk trends in the booming brown spirits arena. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 22, 2017

Binny’s Hits Legislative Roadblock In Indiana

Chicago-based Binny’s Beverage Depot has suspended its Indiana expansion plans following recent legislation blocking the retailer’s entry into the state. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 21, 2016

News Briefs for March 2, 2016

•Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) is another step closer to sealing its pending $107 billion acquisition of SABMiller. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 2, 2016

News Briefs for February 11, 2016

•The dilemma facing bankrupt Premier Cru, once a titan among wine retailers, boasting customers all over the globe, has taken a turn for the worse. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 11, 2016

Binny’s Teams With Instacart For Home Delivery Service

Binny’s Beverage Depot, the 31-store chain in Chicago, is teaming with the grocery delivery service Instacart to offer home delivery in select neighborhoods of the city. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 27, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for July 24, 2015

•Grand Rapids, Michigan-based Founders Brewing Co. has unveiled Spectra Trifecta, a new limited edition Kolsch-style ale. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 24, 2015

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