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  • Sherlock’s, On the Case

    For those who have been active in wine and spirits retailing over the past few decades, the recent rate of change has presented both problems and opportunities. The men behind Atlanta, GA, area beverage alcohol retailing powerhouse Sherlock’s and...
  • Growth Brands at WSWA

    The Beverage Information Group honors the suppliers whose wine and spirits brands won Growth Brand Awards this year at the recent WSWA Convention. Click BD-growth-brands to link to a PDF displaying photos from the awards ceremony complete with the...
  • Another Opening, a Bigger Show

    It takes something special to top the success of the Haskell’s chain of wine, beer and spirit stores operating in the Minneapolis-St-Paul area, but owner and retailing legend John F. (Jack) Farrell, Jr., chairman and ceo of Haskell’s Inc.,...

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  • Anheuser-Busch Gets the NFL’s Attention

    After weeks of silence on the matter, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was forced to address the issue of recent off-field violence by NFL players (and the league’s inconsistent discipline) for one reason: sponsor pressure. The final proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back was an announcement by Anheuser-Busch just days before the press conference with Goodell. The brewer said in a public statement: “We are disappointed and increasingly concerned...
  • Hello and Welcome

    Welcome to our new Beverage Dynamics blog! Here you’ll find industry tidbits, personal stories and current events analysis from editor Jeremy Nedelka, who recently took over for Richard Brandes following his retirement after 20+ years at the helm of the magazine. Richard maintained a first-rate print publication for beer, wine and spirit retailers and I hope to continue that consistent quality with new digital offerings, including this blog. Be...

Spirits More Stories

  • Diageo Expands in Kentucky

    The company opened the Bulleit Fronteir Whiskey Experience at Stitzel-Weller, which also became a new stop on the Kentuckyk Bourbon Trail Tour. From the press release:   LOUISVILLE, Ky.,...
  • SWA Statement on Scottish Independence Vote

    The Scottish people voted yesterday not to break from Great Britain, in a move that prevented uncertainty for the beverage industry that a “yes” vote would have created. From...
  • Davos Brands Adds The Real McCoy

    The Real McCoy Rum joins TY KU Sake and ZYR Vodka in the company’s spirits portfolio. From the press release:   New York, NY (September 15, 2014)—Davos Brands, an...
  • Molly’s Announces New Ad Campaign

    Riviera Imports is coordinating the new campaign from Molly’s Irish Cream, which is offering new promotions for trade and consumers, as well as a new holiday gift set for...

Industry Calendar

Sep
21
Sun
all-day Long Beach Wine, Beer & Spirits Festival
Long Beach Wine, Beer & Spirits …
Sep 21 – Sep 27 all-day
Ready to Be Shaken AND Stirred? Then raise a glass to Long Beach’s inaugural Wine, Beer and Spirits Week.  DATES:   September 21 – 27, [...]
Sep
28
Sun
all-day NBWA Annual Convention @ Hyatt Regency New Orleans
NBWA Annual Convention @ Hyatt Regency New Orleans
Sep 28 – Oct 1 all-day
NBWA’s 77th Annual Convention will take place September 28 – October 1, 2014, at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana. HOTEL RESERVATIONS [...]
Oct
11
Sat
all-day World Beer Festival – Durham
World Beer Festival – Durham
Oct 11 all-day
World Beer Festival - Durham @ Durham | North Carolina | United States
A chance to sample from over 200 craft and specialty beers from around the world. Tickets on sale now! General Admission: $55  Tasting glass with [...]

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Beverage Stock Index

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc CommonDEO119.21(+0.28)
BEAMBEAM0.00(+0)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.91(+0.09)
Molson Coors BrewTAP76.58(-0.31)
Boston Beer CompaSAM221.17(-2.34)
Castle Brands, InROX1.18(-0.01)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD114.81(+0.1)
Craft Brew AllianBREW13.42(-0.32)
Brown Forman IncBF-B93.07(+0.32)
Data was last updated 9:08 PM, 09/21/2014

Online Extras

  • Coors Light Rivalry Kick Off

    Coors Light is spotlighting fans who show team spirit and share their love of football and Coors Light. The promotional campaign will focus on football rivalries on both the...
  • Cider Scramble

    How’s the state of the hard cider market these days? Well, as a cider maker might say, it’s mostly sweet and a little bit sour. There’s a lot of...
  • Crafting Profits

    This spring, Garrett Oliver, the brewmaster at Brooklyn Brewery, received the James Beard Award for “Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional.” Although Oliver and others from the craft beer...

Growth Brand Awards

  • Growth Brands at WSWA

    The Beverage Information Group honors the suppliers whose wine and spirits brands won Growth Brand Awards this year at the recent WSWA Convention. Click BD-growth-brands to link to a PDF displaying photos from the awards ceremony complete with the...
  • 2014 Growth Brand Awards Gala

    The 2014 Growth Brands The four Growth Brand categories are designed to organize wine, spirits and beer brands that have demonstrated notable growth so that operators, retailers and the industry at large can discern the existing and emerging trends...
  • 2014 Growth Brands

    While job growth in U.S. continues to move forward in fits and starts, the overall U.S. economy is still in a modest recovery mode. Depending on which economist or pundit you read or listen to, we are either on...