Beverage Dynamics Newsletter – 08/30/12


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  • Against The Tide
    If you’€™ve been following craft beer for over 20 years, you’€™ll know that this isn’€™t the first time the category has performed strongly. The late 1980s and early 1990s saw overall growth rates in the region of 30%. That was on a tiny base, of course, and was aided by constant expansion into new territories as new breweries popped up in previously empty spots on the map.

BD Live Conference News

  • BD Live! Save the Date – February 13-14 – for the Conference of the Year

    Dallas is the place for the third annual BD Live! conference, the most highly anticipated event for successful off-premise retailers. Produced by Beverage Dynamics magazine, BD Live! delivers cutting-edge ideas and information to boost your profitability, productivity, traffic and sales.

    This year’€™s program will include keynotes, workshops and special events that offer you the opportunity to network with your peers and other key players in the beverage business. Conference participants will include executives of large independent, regional and national chain stores selling beer, wine and spirits; speakers will include experts on topics including:

    • Social Media
    • Consumer Trends
    • Management/Training
    • Operations/Logistics
    • Technology
    • …and more

    Please join us at the Crowne Plaza Dallas Downtown February 13 – 14 to share ideas and experiences as we discuss challenges and opportunities related to the economy, market conditions, new products and more. Be sure to come early so you don’€™t miss a moment, from our special welcome reception on Wednesday evening through the information-packed conference program on Thursday.

    Stay tuned to this newsletter ‘€“ and visit ‘€“ for updates on speakers, sessions, networking events and more.

Beverage Product Watch

  • Rumchata New Sizes
    Rumchata is now available in 1.75-ml., 1-liter, 375-ml. and 50-ml. sizes. The cream liqueur has sold more than two million of its 750-ml. bottles since 2009, one million of which have shipped in the first six months of 2012.


  • U.S. Wine Consumption Continues to Climb
    The wine industry is maintaining its upswing: According to the Beverage Information Group’€™s recently released 2012 Wine Handbook, wine consumption gained 3.0% to reach 312.4 million 9-liter cases in 2011.

  • Newly Acquired AB Beer Given National Availability
    Goose Island Beer, which Anheuser-Busch InBev bought in 2011, will soon be available in all 50 states. The Chiacgo-area beer will continue to be brewed in its original location.

  • Pernod Ricard Announces Passing of Patrick Ricard
    The son of the company’s founder passed away on Friday. He was born in 1945. Details regarding his funeral and an upcoming tribute to him will be forthcoming from the company.

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