Exclusive news and research on the wine, spirits and beer business

Daily Archive: September 2, 2015

Interview: Florida’s Crown Wine & Spirits Sets Plans For Major Expansion

For more than 60 years, Crown Wine & Spirits has been a retail powerhouse along the Atlantic Coast of Florida. The company, which operates 13 stores, had sales of $35 million last year, with wine and spirits comprising more than 80% of the total. Over the next five years, Crown expects to more than triple in size, while expanding its Internet business and adding a boutique wine offshoot to its portfolio. SND recently spoke with wine buyer Veronica Litton, who’s been with Crown for nearly three decades, to get on update on progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2015

News Briefs for September 2, 2015

•China’s Alibaba Group has unveiled a new wine-centric “Vineyard Direct” program on its Tmall online marketplace—the largest third-party e-commerce platform in China—beginning with the opening of a Robert Mondavi Wines flagship store. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2015

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for September 2, 2015

•Elmsford, New York’s Captain Lawrence Brewing has partnered with the Massachusetts Beverage Alliance for entry into the Massachusetts market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2015