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Daily Archive: June 8, 2012

Interview: Simon Hunt of William Grant & Sons USA

Over the past several years, William Grant & Sons USA has been transformed in terms of scale and portfolio diversity, branching out from its Scotch whisky roots and adding brands in vodka, Irish whiskey and Tequila, to name just a few moves. The portfolio has now shown five consecutive years of growth as William Grant builds brand awareness and prepares to take its business to a new level. Shanken News Daily recently spoke with Simon Hunt, president and managing director-North America, at William Grant & Sons, to get an update on William Grant USA’s progress. Continue reading →

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Yard House Plans Major Expansion In 2012 And Beyond

Following the launch of its 38th location earlier this month, beer-focused restaurant chain Yard House will add more units by year-end, president and CEO Harald Hermann tells Shanken News Daily. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for June 8, 2012

Southern Comfort has debuted a new crowdsourced national television and online video campaign, which it says is the first of its kind in the spirits industry. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 8, 2012