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Monthly Archive: March 2016

Midwest Wine Retail Giant: Lukas Wine And Spirits Superstore

Harry Lukas has built a monument to drinks retailing in the affluent Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, Kansas. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2016

Impact Databank: New Zealand Wines On Fire

With U.S. imports of New Zealand wine up 14% to 6.5 million nine-liter cases in 2015, five of the category’s most dynamic franchises earned Impact “Hot Brand” honors. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2016

Craft Brewing and Distilling News for March 28, 2016

•HopCat, the Michigan-based bar chain with a craft beer focus, is poised to enter Illinois. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 28, 2016

Interview, Part 2: Hess Family’s John Grant & Nicole Carter

In the second part of our interview with Hess Family Wine Estates, the company’s chief operating officer John Grant and chief marketing officer Nicole Carter discuss new developments on the Colomé and Artezin brands, as well as the vision for the future of Hess. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2016

Oregon Moves One Step Closer To Privatization

Oregon moved one step closer to privatizing spirits sales yesterday, when the state’s Supreme Court approved title language on a ballot proposal that would allow grocery stores to sell liquor. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2016

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits Names Commercial Team

Southern Wine & Spirits and Glazer’s have announced a series of appointments that will constitute the combined entity’s commercial leadership team following their merger. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 25, 2016

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