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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

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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