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Market Watch Honors Nation’s Top Retailers At Awards Dinner In New York

Market Watch magazine toasted the drinks industry’s brightest retail stars last night at its annual Leaders Awards Dinner at the St. Regis Roof in New York. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 18, 2015

Interview: Stew Leonard Jr. Talks Trends In His Wine Stores

Stew Leonard Jr., the Connecticut grocer who parlayed his reputation for world-class merchandising tactics into wine retailing 16 years ago, now has his sights on growth through distilled spirits and craft beer, as well as an enhanced online presence. Leonard, president and CEO of four gourmet groceries and operator of nine wine shops in Connecticut, New York and New Jersey, says the combined annual sales revenue of Stew Leonard’s Wines stores is now close to $100 million, with wine accounting for about two-thirds of sales and spirits and beer both comprising 15%. The stores—three each in Connecticut, in New York and in New Jersey—average 10,000 square feet. Shanken News Daily spoke with Leonard about current trends and the opportunities for future growth. Continue reading →

Posted in News on July 22, 2015