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Interview: Stephen Bebis, President And CEO, Liquor Stores N.A.

Canada-based retailer Liquor Stores N.A. operates more than 200 stores throughout Alberta and British Columbia, but lately the company has been raising its profile in the U.S., where sales increased 4% to $170 million in 2015. Liquor Stores N.A. operates 23 locations under the Brown Jug brand in Alaska, as well as 15 stores in Kentucky under its Liquor Barn banner. Last November, the company entered New Jersey by acquiring two Joe Canal’s Discount Liquor Outlets, and it plans to make landfall in Massachusetts and Connecticut later this year. SND associate editor Christina Jelski recently spoke with Liquor Stores N.A. president and CEO Stephen Bebis to discuss the retailer’s U.S. growth strategy. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 25, 2016

News Briefs for April 25, 2016

•Total Wine & More is reportedly eyeing entry into the Wisconsin market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 25, 2016

Binny’s Hits Legislative Roadblock In Indiana

Chicago-based Binny’s Beverage Depot has suspended its Indiana expansion plans following recent legislation blocking the retailer’s entry into the state. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 21, 2016

Interview: Costco’s Dominance In Wine

Costco—the second-largest retailer by revenue in the world—is a major beverage alcohol force. The company posted $3.6 billion in revenue from wine, spirits and beer in its most recent fiscal year, with wine representing half of that total. SND sister publication Market Watch recently spoke with assistant general merchandise manager for beverage alcohol Annette Alvarez-Peters for an update on the chain’s progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 8, 2016

News Briefs for April 6, 2016

•Kroger has made “a meaningful investment” in specialty grocery chain Lucky’s, which it says will significantly accelerate Lucky’s growth in new and existing markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 6, 2016

Independent Retailer Applejack Wine & Spirits Braces For Change As Chains Eye Colorado

Colorado’s retail landscape could be changing in the near future.

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Posted in News on April 1, 2016

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