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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

Interview: High-End Los Angeles Retailer Wally’s In Expansion Mode

One of Los Angeles’s most prominent retailers, Wally’s Wine & Spirits is jointly owned by Christian Navarro and Guess co-founders Paul and Maurice Marciano. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 14, 2017

BJ’s Wholesale Club Targets Growth With Brand-Focused Strategy

Westborough, Massachusetts-based BJ’s Wholesale Club operates 215 membership-only stores in 16 eastern states, 60% of which sell beverage alcohol, including 49 locations that offer beer, wine and spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 8, 2017

The Wine House Carves Out Growth In Competitive Los Angeles Retail Market

Southern California remains a highly competitive retail market for wine and spirits, but single-unit Los Angeles store The Wine House has adapted to the shifting trends of recent years, and owners the Knight family tell SND that the business continues to expand. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2017

Interview: K&L’s Spirits Buyer David Driscoll Talks Scotch Whisky Trends

California retailer K&L Wine Merchants operates three stores in the Golden State, located in Redwood City, San Francisco and Hollywood. Traditionally known as a wine powerhouse, over the past decade K&L has seen its spirits sales grow from 3% of its revenue to the current 12% share. For the nine years, head spirits buyer David Driscoll has developed direct relationships with Scotch whisky distillers, bringing products from small-lot players into K&L’s stores and cultivating a loyal customer base. SND recently spoke with Driscoll about current Scotch whisky trends. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 22, 2016

News Briefs for November 9, 2016

•New York governor Andrew Cuomo has vetoed a bill that would have prevented the state’s Liquor Authority (NYSLA) from sanctioning licensees for violations of other states’ alcohol laws. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 9, 2016

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