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Colorado Retailer Wilbur’s Looks To Adapt In Changing Market

Earlier this summer, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed legislation allowing wine, spirits and full-strength beer sales to expand into grocery stores on a gradual basis, marking a compromise between independent liquor stores and supermarkets, which had originally pushed for more precipitous changes. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 17, 2016

Battleground Florida: ABC Confronts Wave Of New Competitors In The Sunshine State

140-unit retail chain ABC Fine Wine & Spirits ranks among the top drinks retail destinations in Florida, with annual sales of approximately $500 million. In recent years, however, an influx of new retail players in the state has brought markedly increased competition, leading ABC to sharpen its focus on the high end while also boosting selection, service and its private label offerings. SND recently caught up with ABC executive vice president Jess Bailes for an update on developments in Florida’s retail market for wine, spirits and beer. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 19, 2016

Interview: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Sees Change On The Horizon

The four-store, 120-employee New Jersey retail chain Gary’s Wine & Marketplace continues to expand on an impressive curve that has seen it grow from revenues of about $30 million in 2007 to a projected $52 million this year. Most recently, the franchise opened a new store in Hillsborough in central Jersey last summer. In this exclusive interview, owner Gary Fisch, who was named Market Watch’s Retailer of the Year in 2014, weighs in on trends and competitive conditions in the Garden State.

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Posted in News on June 3, 2016

U.S. Wholesalers Confront A Changing Retail Landscape

Decades of consolidation have transformed the landscape for U.S. spirits and wine distributors, but changes at the retail tier have been equally pronounced. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 3, 2016

Exclusive: Bacardi’s Pete Carr On The New Alliance With Southern Glazer’s

Editor’s Note: In this exclusive interview, Pete Carr, regional president of Bacardi North America, spoke with Marvin R. Shanken, chairman of M. Shanken Communications, about his company’s new alliance with Southern Glazer’s and what it signifies for the future.

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Posted in News on January 12, 2016

News Briefs for July 28, 2015

•Walmart has won a skirmish in its effort to begin selling spirits in the Texas market, as U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman has allowed the retailer’s suit against the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to move forward. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 28, 2015

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