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Daily Archive: December 8, 2011

Brown-Forman Bullish On Further Whiskey Growth As Sales Rise 12% In First Half

Brown-Forman saw net sales surge 12% to $1.85 billion in the six months through October, its fiscal first half, and said momentum has picked up in the U.S. spirits market, particularly in its core whiskey category. Continue reading →

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Nielsen: Mainstream Domestic, Imported Beer Sales Remain Sluggish While Crafts Soar

The U.S. beer market continues to struggle, according to the latest numbers from Nielsen. Off-premise volumes declined 1.9% in the most recent 52-week period (ending November 12) to 1.38 billion cases. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for December 8, 2011

•The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) has opened its latest large-format Fine Wine & Good Spirits store in Philadelphia. Now the largest rebranded PLCB store in the state, the Philadelphia outpost is one of around 10 liquor stores that have recently been renovated under the PLCB’s new, customer-focused retail concept. Continue reading →

Posted in News on December 8, 2011