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Market Watch: Chicagoland Retailer Garfield’s In Expansion Mode

Though its Chicago stores have sleek and modern interiors, Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse in the Chicagoland area has been around since 1951. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2022

RNDC Creates Dedicated Craft Spirits Unit, The Artisan Group

Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC) has launched the Artisan Group (TAG), a new division of the company dedicated to craft spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2022

Sapporo USA To Acquire California Craft Player Stone Brewing For $168 Million

Sapporo USA is set to markedly expand its footprint with a deal to acquire California-based Stone Brewing, one of the larger craft brewers in the U.S., for approximately $168 million, plus performance-based earnouts. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2022

News Briefs for June 24, 2022

•Compass Box has announced the Circle, No. 2, a new blended Scotch made in collaboration with bartender Mannie Monaghan. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 24, 2022

Interview: Pacific Highway Wines Aims For 1 Million Cases

Importer and marketer Pacific Highway Wines has assembled a growing portfolio spanning California, Oregon, New Zealand, Australia, France, Spain, Chile, Argentina, and Uruguay, with annual volume currently totaling approximately 540,000 cases. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 23, 2022

News Briefs for June 23, 2022

•Darden Restaurants saw sales climb 14.2% to $2.6 billion in its fiscal fourth quarter ended in May, propelled by brands like LongHorn Steakhouse and Capital Grille. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 23, 2022

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