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News Briefs for December 19, 2014

•A Wegmans Food Markets in Ithaca, NY was given final approval for expansion earlier this week by the city’s Planning and Development Board, according to a report in the Ithaca Times.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 19, 2014

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

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

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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