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Interview: Brian McDole of Giant Eagle

Pittsburgh-based Giant Eagle operates 218 supermarkets in five states—Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Maryland and Indiana, with most selling beverage alcohol in some form. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 21, 2018

Interview: Ron Vaughn of Argonaut Wine & Liquor

At 40,000 square feet, Argonaut Wine & Liquor is considered the largest beverage alcohol retailer in metro Denver and one of the largest in Colorado. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 29, 2017

Interview: WSWA President & CEO Craig Wolf On The Direct Shipping Issue

As e-commerce continues to gain momentum in the beverage alcohol arena, the practice of interstate shipping of wine by retailers has become a highly contentious issue—especially after carriers like UPS and FedEx began refusing such shipments in most cases within the past year. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 14, 2017

Interview, Part 2: Wine.com’s Rich Bergsund And Michael Osborn

In the second part of our interview with Wine.com, CEO Rich Bergsund and founder and vice president, merchandising Michael Osborn discuss a host of new customer-focused initiatives at the online retailer, as well as the company’s fresh marketing push. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 29, 2017

Interview: Ryan Maloney Of Julio’s Liquors

With a longtime emphasis on its whisk(e)y selection, Julio’s Liquors of Westborough, Massachusetts, continues to see overall growth of its spirits business, while competition for wine sales in the Bay State intensifies. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 15, 2017

Colorado’s Hazel’s Beverage World Tops $30 Million In Sales

In just five years of operation, Boulder, Colorado-based retailer Hazel’s Beverage World has grown into the No.-1 drinks retailer by sales volume in its home market and risen to become the state’s No.-3 store by the same metric. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 13, 2017

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