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Daily Archive: September 9, 2011

Legal Sea Foods Boosts Wine Sales With Versatile Approach As Beverage Alcohol Takes 20 Percent Of Total Business

Legal Sea Foods was founded in 1950 when George Berkowitz opened the Legal Sea Foods fish market in the Inman Square neighborhood of Cambridge, Massachusetts. The fish market was adjacent to a grocery store founded by George’s father Harry in 1904, called Legal Cash Market. The word “Legal” in the name was based on the fact that Harry’s customers were awarded “Legal Stamps” (similar to S&H green stamps) with their purchases. The company opened its first restaurant in 1968, and today Boston-based Legal Sea Foods is a 30-unit restaurant group with locations in 10 states along the Eastern Seaboard. The company’s current president and CEO Roger Berkowitz is the third generation to run this privately held company. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Sandy Block, VP-Beverages, to discuss the innovative beverage alcohol program he leads, which accounts for over 20% of total group revenues. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for September 9, 2011

• Spectrum Wine Auctions has announced the addition of a major 700-lot, single-owner collection to its upcoming Hong Kong auction, to be held September 24 and 25. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 9, 2011