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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Treasury Wine Estates Opens The Innovation Gates With A Flurry Of New Products

Treasury Wine Estates is making good on its promise to innovate by starting the year with a slew of new product launches. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2012

News Briefs for January 31, 2012

•Patrón Spirits has extended its fast-rising Patrón XO Cafe liqueur brand with Patrón XO Cafe Dark Cocoa. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 31, 2012

Southern Moves Quickly To Gain Spirits Footprint In Newly Privatized Washington

With Washington state voting to privatize liquor retailing and distributing in last November’s referendum, Southern Wine & Spirits has taken a major step in establishing a spirits portfolio in the market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2012

DISCUS Touts U.S. Spirits’ 2011 Export Surge

American whiskey exports drove a surge in international shipments of U.S.-made spirits in 2011, according to DISCUS. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2012

News Briefs for January 30, 2012

•Florida International University (FIU) has named its hospitality school the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, honoring Southern Wine & Spirits’ chairman and CEO Harvey Chaplin and family. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 30, 2012

After Strong Fourth Quarter, Charmer Sunbelt Expects Robust Organic Growth in 2012

Coming off a strong fourth-quarter, New York-based distributor Charmer Sunbelt reported total sales revenue of $4.8 billion in 2011, including all owned and joint venture operations. This year, Charmer Sunbelt expects organic growth within its existing portfolio in the range of 3%-4%. Charmer Sunbelt CEO Charlie Merinoff cites strong on-premise performances in key metro markets as an indication of improved consumer confidence. Shanken News Daily interviewed Merinoff recently about trends in the 10 states (plus Washington, D.C.) where Charmer Sunbelt does business and the overall issues facing the distribution tier. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 27, 2012

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