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News Briefs for May 3, 2016

•While supermarket giant Kroger has elected not to partner with Southern Wine & Spirits on a shelf management program for beverage alcohol, industry sources tell SND that Southern remains confident that the concept can work, and that it would still be interested in aligning with other retailers on the program model if it can get further clearance from the U.S. alcohol and tobacco tax and trade bureau (TTB). Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 3, 2016

News Briefs for April 6, 2016

•Kroger has made “a meaningful investment” in specialty grocery chain Lucky’s, which it says will significantly accelerate Lucky’s growth in new and existing markets. Continue reading →

Posted in News on April 6, 2016

Joe Wagner Partners With Santa Barbara’s Alta Maria Vineyards

Joe Wagner, owner of Copper Cane Wine & Provisions, has announced a collaboration with James Ontiveros of Alta Maria Vineyards, based in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Maria AVA. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 24, 2016

DISCUS, Wine Institute Weigh In On TTB’s Kroger-SWS Ruling

The Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) and the Wine Institute have issued a statement advising their members against participating in retailer Kroger’s initiative to allow distributor Southern Wine & Spirits to set its shelf display plans and accept voluntary payment from suppliers to help pay for it. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 16, 2016

TTB Takes Aim At Kroger-SWS Shelf Display Partnership

Leading U.S. supermarket chain Kroger’s recent plan to tap Southern Wine & Spirits to oversee its shelf displays has been thrown into doubt by a TTB ruling issued at the behest of a number of industry groups.
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Posted in News on February 12, 2016

Kroger Looking To Buy Specialty Grocer The Fresh Market

In addition to dealing with the TTB ruling, Kroger is eyeing a potential acquisition of specialty grocer The Fresh Market, Reuters reports. Continue reading →

Posted in News on February 12, 2016

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