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  • Painless Point of Sale

    One thing all retailers can count on regarding point-of-sale (POS) systems is that there is no shortage of options from available. More vendors continue to introduce new POS products to the marketplace, ranging from small cloud-based systems to sophisticated...
  • Buster’s is Watching the Ballot

    When a company operates for nearly 60 years, dealing with change becomes part of its business DNA. But the owners of Buster’s Liquors and Wines, long known as Memphis, Tennessee’s premier wine and spirits shop, are in the midst...
  • 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...

BD Blog: Always Off-Premise, Sometimes Off-Topic

  • 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

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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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all-day Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival @ Crete Civic Center
Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and… @ Crete Civic Center
Oct 11 all-day
Adirondack Coast Wine, Cider and Beer Festival @ Crete Civic Center | Plattsburgh | New York | United States
scenes from past    Festivals 2013 wineries & vendors Wineries & Cideries Elfs Farm Winery & Ciderhouse – Plattsburgh, NY Adirondack Cider Company, Plattsburgh, NY [...]

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Beverage Stock Index

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc CommonDEO116.36(-2.22)
BEAMBEAM0.00(+0)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.78(-0.08)
Molson Coors BrewTAP75.61(-0.78)
Boston Beer CompaSAM217.14(-0.73)
Castle Brands, InROX1.15(-0.03)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD114.00(-0.56)
Craft Brew AllianBREW13.13(-0.13)
Brown Forman IncBF-B91.10(-1.62)
Data was last updated 11:23 PM, 09/23/2014
  • Retailer Wine Selections: Cabernet Sauvignon

    NOTE: This story contains additional wine reviews that were not included in the September/October issue of Beverage Dynamics.   For this issue, we asked members of the Beverage Dynamics...
  • Terlato Partners with Cecchi

    Terlato Wines announced an agreement with Cecchi to take over U.S. sales and marketing for the Chianti and Tuscan wine producer effective in 2015. From the press release:  ...
  • J Vineyards & Winery Announces Acquisitions

    The wine producer announced the acquisition of vineyards in Annapolis, CA. Both are within the Sonoma coast AVA and bring the total number of estates owned by the company...

Online Extras

  • Don’t Count Beer Out Yet

    NOTE: This story contains additional text and charts that were not in the original version published in the September/October issue of Beverage Dynamics.   There’s nothing like a little doom-and-gloom to sell newspapers—or, in today’s world, to garner internet...
  • Retailer Wine Selections: Cabernet Sauvignon

    NOTE: This story contains additional wine reviews that were not included in the September/October issue of Beverage Dynamics.   For this issue, we asked members of the Beverage Dynamics National Retailer Wine Panel to recommend some of their favorite...
  • Expanded POS System Buyer’s Guide

    NOTE: This version of the buyer’s guide contains twice as many listings as the one that ran in the September/October issue of Beverage Dynamics.   ACCUPOS AccuPOS provides award-winning point-of-sale (POS), inventory-management, and time-clock software for the retail and...
  • Growth Brands: Beer (and cider) Here!

    To view a full PDF of the story complete with charts, please click here: BD-beer-growth-brands.     Beer is the adult beverage of choice in the U.S., according to...
  • Don’t Count Beer Out Yet

    NOTE: This story contains additional text and charts that were not in the original version published in the September/October issue of Beverage Dynamics.   There’s nothing like a little...
  • 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...

Growth Brand Awards

  • Growth Brands: Beer (and cider) Here!

    To view a full PDF of the story complete with charts, please click here: BD-beer-growth-brands.     Beer is the adult beverage of choice in the U.S., according to a recent Gallup poll. The study found that 41% of...
  • 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...