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Interview, Part 2: Total Wine & More’s David Trone

In this second part of our interview with David Trone, the Total Wine & More president and co-owner discusses a host of recent and future initiatives intended to educate and engage the retail chain’s customers while upgrading the in-store experience. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 23, 2014

Interview, Part 1: Total Wine Aims For $3B In Sales Within Five Years

Within a U.S. drinks market where multi-state retail and on-premise chains are steadily amplifying their influence, Maryland-based Total Wine & More, which reached 100 stores and $1.5 billion in sales last year, has been a trailblazer. Now in 16 states, Total Wine continues to expand rapidly and has set ambitious targets in terms of both revenues and store locations for the years ahead. In this first part of a two-part interview with SND senior editor Daniel Marsteller, company president and co-owner David Trone details Total Wine’s plans to conquer new territory across a range of markets and discusses which categories are driving growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 22, 2014

News Briefs for March 12, 2014

•The Fladgate Partnership is releasing two new Late Bottled Vintage Ports (LBVs), one each under its Taylor Fladgate and Fonseca brands. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 12, 2014

News Briefs for March 6, 2014

•Total Wine co-founder David Trone is pushing back against opposition to his company’s expansion in Minnesota, publicly blaming liquor store competitors in the state for blocking the retailer’s Bloomington store opening. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 6, 2014

Exclusive: Treasury’s Fast-Rising Matua Takes Aim At On-Premise With New Upscale Tier

One of the fastest-growing brands in the vibrant New Zealand wine category, Treasury Wine Estates’ (TWE) Matua label was up 34% to 184,000 cases in the U.S. last year, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 3, 2014

Amid The Sparkling Wine Boom, Red Sparklers Start To Gain Consumer Traction

Thanks to new initiatives by wine sellers and an increasingly adventurous U.S. consumer base, bubbly reds—from Italy, Australia and the United States—are growing in prominence and popularity. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 24, 2014

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