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Monthly Archive: January 2012

Total Wine, Other Chains Preparing To Enter Washington State

Maryland-based retailer Total Wine & More is gearing up to enter Washington state, where the recent passage of Initiative 1183 will end the state’s retail monopoly on liquor June 1. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 27, 2012

News Briefs for January 27, 2012

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates saw shipments jump 11% to 2.36 million cases in the three months through December, its fiscal fourth quarter. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 27, 2012

California Wine Consumption Up 3.3% In 2011 As Industry Seeks To Restore Value

Consumption of California wine in the U.S. rose 3.3% to 212.3 million nine-liter cases in 2011, according to Impact Databank. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2012

De Kuyper Family’s Royal Dutch Distillers Unit Markets High-End Spirits In U.S.

Best known in the United States for its namesake liqueur brand marketed by Beam Inc., the Netherlands-based De Kuyper family is busy developing a high-end portfolio—including Mandarine Napoléon orange liqueur and Rutte genever—through its own U.S. subsidiary, Royal Dutch Distillers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2012

News Briefs for January 26, 2012

Brown-Forman is squarely targeting female consumers with its new vodka brand, Little Black Dress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 26, 2012

Squeezing More Profit: On-Premise Operators Focus On Cost Efficiencies To Boost Margins

Bars and restaurants are taking a closer look at cost efficiencies in the face of a tough economy, re-examining operations to get the most out of their businesses. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 25, 2012

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