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Total Wine Makes New Effort In Minnesota

Total Wine & More has mounted a new bid to enter Bloomington, Minnesota, following months of wrangling with the city council and the Minnesota Licensed Beverage Association, reports the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2014

In New Jersey, Total Wine Unveils New Store That’s More Than Double The Size Of Former Unit

Total Wine & More is holding a grand re-opening today of its new store in River Edge, New Jersey—a venue that’s more than twice as big as the nearby unit it replaces. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 12, 2014

Ohio-Based Grocery Chain Heinen’s Expanding In Chicago Market

Cleveland, Ohio-based grocery chain Heinen’s Fine Foods is expanding in the greater Chicago market with the launch of a 40,000-square-foot location in Glenville, Illinois on May 7. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 24, 2014

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Modernizes And Consolidates To Keep Pace With Florida Trends

Orlando-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits continues the massive modernization plan it began several years ago and has consolidated its business in the Sunshine State to 142 units from a previous high of 200 (14 years ago). Chairman & CEO Charles Bailes notes, “It’s not a numbers game anymore in terms of number of stores. I pay attention to sales and obviously to our bottom line.” ABC’s sales are on the rise, despite increased competition from rival chain operators and grocery stores. Its total revenues last year reached an estimated $500 million. Bailes recently spoke with SND about Florida trends and ABC’s role within the market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 16, 2014

Martin Wine Cellar To Rebuild Katrina-Damaged New Orleans Store

Martin Wine Cellar is rebuilding its Baronne Street store in the Uptown neighborhood of New Orleans, the retailer’s founding location which was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 14, 2014

Texas Retail Giant Spec’s Victim Of Data Breach

Texas retail chain Spec’s Wine, Spirits and Finer Foods announced Friday that financial information for more than half a million customers may have been exposed in what the company is calling a sophisticated hacking scheme. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 31, 2014

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