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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...

Spirits More Stories

  • Space-Aged Whisky Returned to Earth

    Ardbeg presented a night of Whisky Exploration on Oct. 23 at The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City as NanoRacks Managing Director Jeffrey Manber officially...
  • 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

BrandSymbolPriceChange
Diageo plc CommonDEO117.339(+1.37)
BEAMBEAM0.00(+0)
Ambev S.A. AmericABEV6.52(-0.01)
Molson Coors BrewTAP73.43(+0.51)
Boston Beer CompaSAM246.45(+15.07)
Castle Brands, InROX1.85(+0.06)
Anheuser-Busch InBUD110.23(+0.22)
Craft Brew AllianBREW14.50(-0.21)
Brown Forman IncBF-B91.83(+0.95)
Data was last updated 10:14 AM, 10/31/2014
  • NYC Beer Week Set for 2015

    The seventh annual event will take place from Feb. 20-March 1 throughout New York City, highlighted by the inaugural Ruppert’s Cup to name the nation’s best craft brewery. From...
  • 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...
  • Drinks of Tomorrow

    The unique range of international exhibitors at ProWein 2015, International Trade Fair Wines and Spirits, will be supported by several special shows, making ProWein a must-see platform for trends,...
  • 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...

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  • 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...