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Colorado Governor Signs Bill Allowing Wine, Spirits And Full-Strength Beer In Groceries

Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper has signed legislation that will see wine, spirits and full-strength beer sales expand into grocery stores in Colorado, as part of a compromise struck with independent liquor store operators. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 13, 2016

Independent Retailer Applejack Wine & Spirits Braces For Change As Chains Eye Colorado

Colorado’s retail landscape could be changing in the near future.

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Posted in News on April 1, 2016

News Briefs for October 22, 2015

•A coalition of Colorado retailers is mounting a push for a ballot initiative aimed at allowing wine and full-strength beer in supermarkets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 22, 2015

Colorado Mega-Retailer Daveco Is Up For Sale After Owner Surrenders Control

Daveco, the 102,000-square-foot liquor mega-store in Thornton, Colorado, will come under new ownership sometime within the next two years. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 25, 2013

Jim Shpall Of Applejack Wine & Spirits Talks Trends And Issues In The Colorado Market

Wheat Ridge, Colorado-based Applejack Wine & Spirits is widely acknowledged to be the largest single beverage alcohol retailer in the state, with over 15,000 SKUs sold and 50,000 square feet of retail space. President and CEO Jim Shpall has been an outspoken opponent of recent attempts by state legislators to change state law to allow for multiple beverage alcohol licenses. The most recent initiative was House Bill 1284, which was rejected by the State House in April. That bill would have allowed convenience and grocery stores to sell full strength beer, a measure that some believe would eventually open the door to sales of wine and spirits by chains such as Safeway and 7-Eleven. Shanken News Daily recently interviewed Shpall on this issue and trends in his market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 8, 2011

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