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Diageo Launches “Whiskey 5” Retail Program In Bid To Demystify Category

Diageo North America is rolling out a new retail initiative intended to educate and guide newer consumers through its expansive whisk(e)y portfolio. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 21, 2016

Interview: Mike Duggan, CEO Of Phillips Distilling Owner USDP

Mike Duggan came over from Diageo North America early last year to become CEO of Minneapolis-based United States Distilled Products Co. (USDP), including its subsidiary Phillips Distilling Co. Phillips had gone through five consecutive generations of Phillips family leadership, most recently with Dean Phillips, who remains chairman. Duggan has been given free rein to push the envelope in terms of new products and strategies, and to combat recent downward sales trends at Phillips. The company’s biggest brand, UV vodka, which rocketed to well over a million cases after launching in the early 2000s, has struggled lately, falling by 5.7% last year to 1.25 million cases. SND’s Lee Murphy recently interviewed Duggan at the Phillips headquarters in downtown Minneapolis.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 4, 2016

After Difficult First Half, Boston Beer Aiming To Stay Flat In 2016

After achieving solid volume growth in both 2014 and 2015, Boston Beer Co. is now striving to stay flat in 2016, following a first half in which the craft brewer’s depletions declined by 5%. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2016

News Briefs for May 27, 2016

•Diageo North America’s national accounts team is set to come under new leadership on June 1, as current senior vice president, national accounts, Brent Albertson has decided to leave the company. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 27, 2016

Exclusive: Southern Enters Nebraska, Acquiring Sterling

Southern Wine & Spirits has reached an agreement to acquire Sterling Distributing Company of Nebraska, in a deal that gains Southern entry into one of the few non-franchise markets where it hasn’t been present. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 10, 2016

News Briefs for December 15, 2015

•Diageo North America has appointed Jakob Ripshtein as chief financial officer, replacing Greg Kryder, who will leave the company in January. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 15, 2015

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