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  • August 13, 2014

    Restaurant sales continue to trend upward

    Eating and drinking place sales totaled $47.3 billion in July, the strongest monthly volume on record.  Steady job growth and improving consumer confidence points toward continued sales gains in the months ahead, according to the NRA's Chief Economist Bruce Grindy.

    Restaurant sa...
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  • August 3, 2014

    Massachusetts: Most retailers sour on new wine shipment law

    Wine will flow more freely in Massachusetts as a result of a new law allowing consumers to order wines direct from out-of-state vineyards.

    That's good for business, in the view of Frank Zoll, owner of Zoll Cellars Winery in Shrewsbury, who hopes to see the market grow for small niche...
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  • July 31, 2014

    Boston Neighborhoods Set to Receive 75 More Liquor Licenses

    On Wednesday night a Massachusetts joint committee agreed on a bill that has major implications on Boston's bar and restaurant scene. The committee, comprised of three members of both the state House and Senate agreed on a bill that will vest local liquor license board powers with the Mayor of Bosto...
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  • July 8, 2014

    Beverages: Spirits: Nielsen Data Analysis: Four Weeks Ended June 21, 2014

    Total Spirits Dollar Sales Were Up 5.0% - In the 4-week period ending June 21, 2014, total spirits category sales were up 5.0% YoY (which is in line with the +5.1% growth seen over the last 12 weeks and just below the +5.5% over the last 52 weeks). Price/mix moderated a bit this month, adding 1.2 pt...
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  • June 20, 2014

    E. & J. Gallo Winery Wins Corporate Social Responsibility Award

    The E. & J. Gallo Winery was awarded the Corporate Social Responsibility Award from the Procurement Leaders, a global network serving procurement and supply chain executives representing more than 650 major corporations.

    Gallo was recognized for its cross-functional Corporate Soc...
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  • June 3, 2014

    Johnnie Walker is most powerful drinks brand

    Johnnie Walker has retained its title as the world's most powerful drinks brand, beating off competition by Smirnoff and Bacardi.

    Ranked top of the Power Brand 2014 list by the drinks business and brand valuation consultancy firm Intangible Business, along with other members of the d...
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  • June 2, 2014

    Restaurant Executive - Wine Sales Being Trumped By Cocktails

    St. Helena, Calif.—With sales up every year, abundant wine supplies and the continued economic recovery, even this year’s drought hasn’t dampened the elation that most people in the wine industry are feeling. Still, trouble may lie ahead: The millennial drinkers wineries seemed con...
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