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News Briefs for October 20, 2021

•Pernod Ricard is set acquire a minority stake in Mexican whisky brand Abasolo from Casa Lumbre, according to a report from Bloomberg. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 20, 2021

Interview, Part 1: Southern Glazer’s Doug Wieland On The Progress Of Cannabis Subsidiary Great North

Southern Glazer’s, through its subsidiary Great North Distributors, has been among the key beverage alcohol players branching into cannabis in Canada’s recreational market. While Canada’s adult-use cannabis category has seen its share of growing pains over the past year—among them oversupply and an uneven retail rollout—Great North and others have been laying the groundwork for future growth. According to Statistics Canada, adult-use retail sales totaled C$908 million ($690m) from October 2018 through September of last year, with more than 400 brick-and-mortar retailers in operation. Shanken News Daily executive editor Daniel Marsteller caught up with Doug Wieland, president of both Southern Glazer’s Canada and Great North, to get an update on progress. Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 7, 2020

Southern Glazer’s Eyes Growth In Canada’s Cannabis Market

The vast potential of recreational cannabis has sparked considerable interest within the drinks industry, with suppliers and distributors making a number of major moves in the market. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 12, 2019