News Briefs for December 19, 2013December 19, 2013
•Vinexpo is expanding its presence to Tokyo. The group will host a new trade exhibition called Vinexpo Nippon on November 1-2, 2014 at Prince Park Tower in the city’s business district. With a more concentrated format than the Vinexpo events in Bordeaux and Hong Kong, the Tokyo show will focus on doing business in Japan and will feature 200 international exhibitors and 21,500 square feet of exhibition space. The two-day format is also shorter than the three-day Hong Kong event (held in May) and the week-long exhibition in Bordeaux in June, both of which are biannual events.
•A new study sponsored by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (UDABC) calls for the state to open an additional 12 liquor stores, according to a report in the Salt Lake Tribune. The study, carried out by the University of Utah’s business school, found that most of that expansion should be undertaken in central Davis County, southern Salt Lake County and Utah County. Utah currently has 44 liquor stores and its most recent opening was in 2010.
•Brown-Forman has appointed Alejandro Alvarez to the executive leadership role of chief production officer, effective February 1. He succeeds Jane Morreau, who was recently promoted to chief financial officer. Alvarez, who started at Brown-Forman in 2007 as director of Louisville Production Operations, most recently served as general manager of operations at Brown-Forman-owned Casa Herradura in Jalisco, Mexico. Prior to joining the company, he had previously managed operations at both General Mills and Procter & Gamble.Subscribe to Shanken News Daily’s Email Newsletter, delivered to your inbox each morning.
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