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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...

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  • Is Age No Longer Relevant?

    The conversation about whether age statements should be removed in liquor categories from rum to Scotch to Bourbon has been growing recently. Aside from increasing press coverage from industry analysts encouraging brands to drop their age statements, I’ve spoken to multiple brand managers recently who are looking at whether it still makes sense to put an age statement on the label. Financial benefits of not including an age statement...
  • Fine Line Between Craft and Mass-Market

    I had lunch yesterday with Han Shan, the brand ambassador for Hudson Whiskey. We spent some time sampling the company’s portfolio of spirits (including their new Maple Cask Rye, which is finished in maple syrup barrels), as well as discussing the craft spirits industry. One topic of conversation was the difficulty in scaling a craft product while still remaining true to the local, artisan feel that goes along with...

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  • The Glenlivet to Expand Offerings

    The first new expression, available now, is The Glenlivet Nadurra Oloroso. Matured solely in ex-sherry casks, the Oloroso boasts notes of cinnamon and licorice along with warm spices and...
  • Pendleton Celebrates One Million Cases Sold

    The popular Canadian Whisky hit the one million mark Monday, a year after celebrating its 10th anniversary. From the press release:   Hood River, Ore. – Pendleton Whisky, a...
  • Russian Diamond Gets Partnership Boost

    RGS Trading teams with DUN Beverage Partners to form a sales and marketing alliance for the continued nationwide release of Russian Diamond Vodka. From the press release:   London –...

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Beverage Stock Index

Diageo plc CommonDEO114.70(+0.82)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.38(+0.3)
Molson Coors BrewTAP73.23(+1.89)
Boston Beer CompaSAM224.39(+1.33)
Castle Brands, InROX1.85(+0.09)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD108.75(+1)
Craft Brew AllianBREW16.89(+0.21)
Brown Forman IncBF-B89.00(+0.96)
Data was last updated 10:05 AM, 10/25/2014
  • Tecate Wants to Extend the Holidays

    Tecate and Tecate Light will feature a retail program around Lupe-Reyes, a Hispanic holiday season that runs from Dec. 12 to Jan. 6. From the press release:   NEW...
  • Tecate’s New Taste the Triumph Program

    Tecate and Tecate Light recently announced a retail campaign around the boxing match between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri on November 22. The promotions include POS materials, a sweepstakes...
  • Heineken to Become Official Beer of MLS

    Heineken strengthens its global soccer presence by linking up with Major League Soccer beginning in its 20th anniversary season of 2015. From the press release:   White Plains, N.Y....
  • European Wine Importers Join Forces

    Wines from Austria, Hungary, Slovenia, Croatia and Georgia will be the focus. From the press release:   New York — Blue Danube Wine Company, a premier importer of fine wines...
  • 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:  ...

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 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...