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Walmart Gains An Ally In Kroger In Texas Spirits Push, But Publix Objects To Florida Bill

Walmart has fresh support for its bid to sell spirits in Texas, as supermarket chain Kroger has joined a new legislative push to allow publicly traded companies to sell liquor in the Lone Star State. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 20, 2015

Wal-Mart Takes TABC To Court In Effort To Sell Spirits In Texas

Wal-Mart, the largest retailer of beer and wine in Texas, is taking the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) to court in an effort to sell spirits in the state. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 13, 2015

News Briefs for January 16, 2015

•Walmart is eyeing a push into Texas’ retail spirits market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 16, 2015

News Briefs for September 18, 2014

•Kieu Hoang Winery has purchased the 10-acre Guilliams Vineyards in Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District of St. Helena, for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 18, 2014

News Briefs for July 18, 2014

•Energy-industry billionaire and wine collector Bill Koch announced on July 15 that he has settled his six-year lawsuit against New York auction house Acker Merrall & Condit, Wine Spectator reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 18, 2014

Florida Retail Leader Charles Bailes Responds To The Walmart Challenge

After the recent introduction of two new bills in the Florida legislature that would allow spirits to be sold alongside wine and beer in supermarkets and retail stores, Florida’s independent retailers are seeing the move as a call to arms. The two new proposals, in the Senate (SB804) and the House of Representatives (HB877), are being supported by Walmart and opposed by the Florida Independent Spirits Association, as Shanken News Daily reported on January 21. Committee chairmen in both chambers will soon decide whether these bills will receive hearings.

Charles Bailes, Chairman and CEO of the 142-unit ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, Florida’s largest independent beverage alcohol retailer, views these bills not only as threatening to small independent retailers in Florida, but also to the control of underage drinking. He recently spoke to Shanken News Daily about this issue. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 27, 2014

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