Beverage Dynamics Top Stories
Perhaps the most changeable of spirit categories, the U.S. cordial and liqueur market overall saw a fine year in 2013 (the last year for which complete figures are available), up by more than five percent, according to the Beverage Information & Insights Group. Yet, you couldn’t tell it by...
An entity as large as the $5.8 billion vodka category in the U.S. is not monolithic, and it’s not surprising that it’s split like an iceberg into two divergent subcategories (regular and flavored), each with its own consumer demographic, drinking occasion and growth arc. Mimosa, habanero, cinnamon bun –...
Although dwarfed by the relative size of the Bourbon and Canadian whisky markets, Scotch remains one of the standard bearers of the urban consumerism. Its cachet of uncompromised quality, breadth of expression and dynamic range of flavor keeps Scotch a global heavyweight. A closer look at the numbers reveals...
Beverage retailers are joining the throngs of businesses who have security and loss prevention at the top of their “to improve list.” Shrinkage, robbery and theft all eat away at the bottom line of most retailers’ profitability and must be addressed. The decision to investigate and purchase the latest...
Play hard, work later: this is the cheeky mantra espoused by Portlandia, a wine made with grapes predominantly from Larkin Vineyard by Judy Thoet, in Dundee, Oregon’s Eola-Amity Hills AVA. Although Thoet’s bottles of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir, with labels flaunting playful images of bicycles and eyeglasses, are...
More than 50 years in business, and 159 stores to date: that’s where Spec’s Wine, Spirits, & Finer Foods stands now. Perhaps the most surprising part about this successful family business is that only three people are operating at the helm of it. John and Lindy Rydman, along with...
The local nature of craft beer has always been one of its most appealing features. Indeed, in the earliest days of the American craft beer movement, all craft beer was local by definition, as pioneering entrepreneurs opened small companies to produce an alternative to the national brands. Three decades...
Growing up, Nathan Robinette wanted to open a sports bar called “Nate Dogg’s,” named after the rapper. “It’s a silly name, I know, but I think I’ve opened the adult version of that,” he jokes, decades later. The Tennessee craft-beer franchise he opened with his father, The Casual Pint,...
Family-owned Roof Brothers Wine & Spirits is part of the fabric of Paducah, Kentucky. The company operates two stores in the small town along the Ohio River. The company was founded in 1958 by Paul Roof, who obtained his liquor license on his 21st birthday, and today four of...
Flavored beers are poised to become more than unorthodox alternatives to traditional brews. The American beer palate has evolved considerably in recent years. Craft and specialty brewing have gained in popularity among consumers, especially Millennials, who crave variety and new, memorable experiences. Nontraditional styles are achieving higher sales —...
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Beverage Stock Index
|Diageo plc Common Stock||DEO||112.71||(-1.46)|
|Ambev S.A. American Depositary||ABEV||5.67||(-0.11)|
|Molson Coors Brewing Company Cl||TAP||72.19||(+0.19)|
|Boston Beer Company, Inc. (The)||SAM||265.66||(-0.35)|
|Castle Brands, Inc. Castle Bran||ROX||1.46||(+0.06)|
|Anheuser-Busch Inbev SA Sponsor||BUD||121.11||(-0.75)|
|Craft Brew Alliance, Inc.||BREW||13.39||(+0.15)|
|Brown Forman Inc Class B Common||BFB||88.47||(+1.5)|
|Data was last updated 1:38 AM, 03/27/2015|