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Interview: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits CMO Bob Gibson

Orlando-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, a 75-year-old privately held retail chain, has 125 locations across the state of Florida.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 31, 2017

Florida Governor Vetoes Controversial “Whiskey And Wheaties” Bill

Florida Governor Rick Scott has vetoed the state legislature’s so-called “Whiskey and Wheaties” bill, citing concerns over the effects on small businesses. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 25, 2017

Florida Legislature Passes So-Called “Whiskey And Wheaties” Bill

The Florida state legislature has approved SB 106, also known as the “Whiskey And Wheaties” bill, which aims to allow grocery stores, big-box retailers and other accounts to sell spirits alongside other consumer products. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 27, 2017

ABC Sees Top Vodka Brands Increasingly “Under Attack” In Florida Market

Florida’s ABC Fine Wine & Spirits derives about 60% of its sales from spirits, with wine at 27%, beer at 10% and cigars at about 3%. In the second part of this interview, ABC executive vice president Jess Bailes discusses the trends influencing buying activity across the retail chain’s 140-plus stores. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 21, 2016

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Expands Into Western Florida As Modernization Drive Continues

With retail competition heating up in the Sunshine State in recent years, Orlando-based chain ABC Fine Wine & Spirits has undertaken a modernization push across its 140-unit Florida footprint in a bid to keep the ever-expanding grocery store channel at bay. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 22, 2015

Craft Brewing And Distilling News for April 30, 2015

•After a long battle, Florida lawmakers have passed a bill that would legalize 64-ounce refillable growler sales in the state. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 30, 2015

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