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Daily Archive: April 20, 2015

Interview: RNDC President Tom Cole

Republic National Distributing Company is one of the middle tier’s true giants. For years, RNDC has been the U.S. market’s second-leading spirits and wine distributor, behind only Southern Wine & Spirits. Over the past five years, the distributor’s annual revenue has climbed by over 40%—or $2 billion—and is on pace to finish 2015 at nearly $6.5 billion. Still, RNDC keeps seeking to get bigger—and better. Shanken News Daily managing editor Peter Zwiebach recently spoke with RNDC president Tom Cole about how the company has gotten to where it is today, and how it’s planning to achieve future growth. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for April 20, 2015

•Chile’s Viña Montes is introducing a new “Spring Harvest” Sauvignon Blanc, which is debuting in the market about 60 days earlier than is typical for the varietal. Continue reading →

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Craft Brewing and Distilling News for April 20, 2015

•Bend, Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery has expanded its portfolio availability within the greater Washington D.C. market. Continue reading →

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