Beverage Dynamics Top Stories
This magazine has been anything but stagnant over the past 80 years. Not only the name has changed with the times — the content and readership has also undergone massive shifts, as the country and culture has changed. This publication began as Liquor Store & Dispenser in 1935, as a trade magazine serving the needs of retail beverage alcohol sellers, most of whom had no experience with the industry due to Prohibition. Its first...
The Advertising & Promotion Awards recognize the best design and execution of branded content developed by the beverage alcohol industry during the past year. The awards are judged by the editorial staff of The Beverage Information Group, parent company of this magazine. The winners include beer, wine and spirit brands that created marketing and advertising campaigns reaching consumers from April 2014 through July 2015. If you’re a marketer or advertising agency in the beverage...
Each year, Beverage Dynamics collects the latest value-added packaging from beer, wine and spirit suppliers, so retailers know what to expect and what to stock up on this season. Prices indicated are suggested reta6il prices, and may vary from state to state. For more information about any of these products, please contact your local distributor. 1~The Krug Sharing Set: The Krug Sharing Set invites drinkers to share a glass of the House of Krug’s...
The wine business is still shaking off the effects of the great recession, but there are brighter days ahead. The buzzword on everyone’s lips has been ‘premiumization,’ as wines over $10 have led in growth over the last five years. Sales have long been flat for wines under $10, and bottle rings are slowly but surely ticking upward. 2015 reports confirm the underlying trend and bring even more hopeful news, showing continued double-digit growth...
The category has grown well beyond Champagne. Sparkling wine is having a renaissance in the U.S. Consumption is up throughout the year, according to the Wine Market Council. The trend is driven by Millennials: 62 percent of them report drinking sparkling wine each month, compared to 21 percent of Baby Boomers. But even people who rarely drink wine will often spring for a bottle of bubbly for the holidays. A lot of consumers like...
Winter is the perfect season for beer, provided you make the right choice. Forget the crisp, refreshing brews of summer. A chilly night and a roaring fire call for a beer that is mellow and warming, potent enough to be relished slowly, and flavorful enough to stand up to rich dishes and spiced sweets. Winter seasonals—whether they are called Christmas beers, holiday beers or winter warmers—are not bound by style categories. Many, however, share some...
Gomer’s, a unique Kansas City brand, has evolved over decades. Anyone who travels to Kansas City is likely familiar with Gomer’s Fine Wine and Spirits, which has long been a core component of the area’s liquor industry. But many would be surprised to know the history behind this iconic chain, which didn’t begin as a liquor store at all. Family Business, Redefined Gomer’s has been a valued part of the Kansas City community for...
Festive brandy and Cognac packaging can boost year-end sales. Retail sales are looking rosy for this holiday season, say many financial experts. A combination of lower gas prices, an improved labor market and rising home values has helped U.S. consumers feel more confident about the economy and more willing to open their wallets. Brandy and Cognac brands are ready to entice them with seasonal high-end limited releases and fancy gift packs, supported by holiday-oriented...
As 2016 approaches, we look back at the best wines reviewed by our national operator/retailer panel in 2015. The panel this past year tasted and rated sauvignon blanc, malbec, merlot, rosé, and American cabernet sauvignons. The following wines were all received five stars, meaning they earned at least 92 out of 100 points from one of our panelists. If you’re a beverage professional with a specialty in wine and you’re interested in participating in the...
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|Diageo plc Common Stock||DEO||115.90||(+0.97)|
|Ambev S.A. American Depositary||ABEV||4.96||(-0.1)|
|Molson Coors Brewing Company Cl||TAP||92.50||(+0.8)|
|Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)||SAM||212.92||(-2.47)|
|Castle Brands, Inc. Castle Bran||ROX||1.31||(-0.02)|
|Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA Sponsor||BUD||129.14||(+1.21)|
|Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.||BREW||9.13||(+0.63)|
|Brown Forman Inc Class B Common||BFB||105.08||(+0.15)|
|Data was last updated 5:03 PM, 11/25/2015|