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Interview: Costco’s Beverage Alcohol Chief Chad Sokol

Off-premise growth was robust across the drinks business last year, and the situation at top beverage alcohol retailer Costco was no exception, as revenue jumped 20% in calendar 2020. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 9, 2021

News Briefs for November 13, 2019

•Annette Alvarez-Peters, assistant vice president and general merchandise manager for beverage alcohol at Costco Wholesale Corp., has announced her retirement, effective December 31. Continue reading →

Posted in News on November 13, 2019

Costco’s Beverage Alcohol Sales Top $4 Billion

With more than $4 billion in beverage alcohol sales last fiscal year, Costco has seen steady annual growth in wine, spirits, and beer, even from a huge base. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 11, 2019

Whisky Advocate: Exploring The World Of Big Box Whiskies

Costco, Walmart, Total Wine, and Trader Joe’s sell private label whiskies under familiar house-brand names—and sometimes under names that fit right in alongside famous brands like The Glenlivet, Johnnie Walker, Jack Daniel’s, and Crown Royal. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 22, 2019

Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet Targets Organic Wine Trend

Seizing on rising interest in organic wines, Argentina’s Domaine Bousquet is on pace to surpass 120,000 cases in the U.S. this year, and has set the goal of more than doubling its U.S. volume to a quarter-million cases by 2018. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2016

Interview: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace Sees Change On The Horizon

The four-store, 120-employee New Jersey retail chain Gary’s Wine & Marketplace continues to expand on an impressive curve that has seen it grow from revenues of about $30 million in 2007 to a projected $52 million this year. Most recently, the franchise opened a new store in Hillsborough in central Jersey last summer. In this exclusive interview, owner Gary Fisch, who was named Market Watch’s Retailer of the Year in 2014, weighs in on trends and competitive conditions in the Garden State.

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Posted in News on June 3, 2016

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