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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

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

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