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Liquor Stores N.A. Looks To Expand Its U.S. Presence

With two new stores planned for Kentucky, Canadian-based Liquor Stores N.A., Ltd. is positioning itself for further expansion in the U.S. market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 11, 2014

Merchants Of Beverage, An Online Spirits And Wine Gift Service, Expands To 10 States

San Francisco-based Merchants of Beverage, an online gifting service for spirits and wine that launched in August, has now expanded to 10 states, with spirits comprising nearly two-thirds of sales thus far, according to president Jeffrey Meisel. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 26, 2014

Tennessee Votes To Put Wine In Supermarkets

After a seven-year fight in the state legislature, Tennessee voters have decided whether they should be able to buy wine with their groceries, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 10, 2014

News Briefs for October 1, 2014

•New York City retailer The Park Avenue Liquor Shop is planning to expand into a new store location at 39th Street and Madison Avenue, just up the street from its current location. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 1, 2014

Interview: Annette Alvarez-Peters Of Costco

Beverage alcohol accounted for $3.1 billion of Costco’s sales total of $102.9 billion in its fiscal 2013 (September 2012-August 2013), with all three sectors showing healthy growth. Wine is leading the charge at 50% of beverage alcohol sales, with spirits taking 30% and beer 20%. SND recently caught up with Annette Alvarez-Peters, Costco’s assistant general merchandise manager for beverage alcohol, to get an update on trends at the retail giant. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 29, 2014

Wine Spectator: New York Retailer Charged With Illegally Shipping Wine to Out-of-State Consumers

The New York State Liquor Authority (NYSLA) has charged Albany wine retailer Empire Wine with 16 counts of improperly shipping wine to out-of-state customers, a source at the store has confirmed. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 23, 2014

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