2018 Beverage Dynamics Retailers of the Year
In 2018, Beverage Dynamics will once again recognize retailers from throughout the country who demonstrate innovation, excellent customer service and superior beverage alcohol industry knowledge. Will your store make the list?
Nominations for the 2018 Retailers of the Year are now open. Winners will be honored at the Beverage Alcohol Retailers Conference in June 2018, and featured in the May/June issue of Beverage Dynamics.
Retailers – Nominate yourselves USING THIS FORM.
Industry Members – Nominate a retailer USING THIS FORM.
ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED to February 1, 2018!
Do You Have What It Takes?
Managing a retail location (or chain of stores) while satisfying customers and turning a profit is difficult, especially in today’s highly regulated industry. That’s why we’re looking for the best of the best – retailers who take pride in their business, care about their customers and employees and stay involved in their community and the industry at large.
If your business fits that criteria, we encourage you to nominate yourself as a Retailer of the Year candidate. If you know of a retailer who should be honored, you can also nominate someone else.
Award Program Details
In the May/June issue, we’ll count down the top U.S. off-premise retailers.
The nomination form is detailed – asking questions about business practices, community involvement, product stocking, employee programs and plans for future success. Not all information is required, but retailers who provide more information increase their chances of winning. We will not publicly share any of the information on the nomination form – statistics included in the magazine will only be aggregate data collected from all winners.
Past winners ARE ELIGIBLE and encouraged to enter again.
If you have any questions about the Retailer of the Year program, contact Beverage Dynamics Editor Jeremy Nedelka at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-855-8499 x2213.
Read about these retailers in Part 1 and Part 2 of our coverage:
Acme Liquor Store (CO)
Bay Ridge Wine & Spirits (MD)
Boise Co-Op Wine Shop (ID)
Fridge Wholesale Liquor (KS)
Jubilation Wine & Spirits (NM)
Lakeville Liquors (MN)
Mayfair Liquors (CO)
Mount Airy Liquors (MD)
Oliver T’s Market (MI)
Peco’s Liquors (DE)
Speakeasy Liquors (IL)
Timer’s Beverage Center (WI)
Twin Liquors (TX)
The Wine Store (RI)
From 1996-2016, Beverage Dynamics named a single Retailer of the Year (or co-winners). The list of retailers honored with this prestigious award include:
2016: Half Time Beverage (New York) and Cork Liquors (Indiana)
2015: Trig’s Cellar 70 (Minnesota)
2014: Brown Derby (Missouri)
2013: Premier Wine & Spirits (New York)
2012: Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (New Jersey)
2011: The Party Source (Kentucky)
2010: Twin Liquors (Texas)
2009: Yankee Spirits (Massachusetts)
2008: Total Wine & More (Maryland)
2007: Spec’s Wines, Liquor, Finer Foods (Texas)
2006: Berbiglia’s (Missouri)
2005: Applejack Wine & Spirits (Colorado)
2004: Frugal MacDoogal (Tennessee)
2003: Haskell’s (Minnesota)
2002: Centennial Fine Wine & Spirits (Texas)
2001: Sherry-Lehmann (New York)
2000: Beverages & More (California)
1999: Prime Wines & Spirits (New York)
1998: Binny’s Beverage Depot (Illinois)
1997: Siegel’s (Texas)
1996: ABC Fine Wine & Spirits (Florida)