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Survey: Tequila Sales Keep Ticking Up in 2024

As part of our ongoing tracking of the industry, the Beverage Information Group surveys our readers quarterly, collecting trends/sentiment data from distributors, on-premise and off-premise operators. The consumer obsession with agave spirits may be...
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How Long Can Tequila’s Growth Last?

Tequila has been an industry darling in recent time. Double-digit growth in this category has helped lead the overall spirits market higher for years now. How much longer can the boom times continue for...
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Court Liquors: An Evolution in Retail Variety

Court Liquors in Long Branch, NJ, is located at an interesting consumer cross section. A few minutes’ drive away is Monmouth University, with a student enrollment of around 6,000. Or head south, and you...
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How Retailers Will Handle Allocated Whiskey in 2024

How to handle allocated whiskey and the people who chase these products will remain a dominant retail story in 2024. You know these people. They burst into your store and ask for Blanton’s. They follow...

WineStars Reviews Remain Free to Use

The Beverage Dynamics WineStars database has hundreds of wine reviews, all written by wine buyers working at off-premise, on-premise and wholesaler companies. Since WineStars launched in 2017, these reviews have ALWAYS been free for...
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Hokus Pokus: The Spirit of Success

Founded in 1940, Hokus Pokus Liquor in Louisiana counts four generations of family ownership and leadership. The chain’s eye-catching, pun-driven ghost sign — advertising the store as a “Spiritual Advisor” — has become a...
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Wine Panel Reviews: American Wines

For this panel, we asked members of our wine trade tasting panel to sample and rate American wines. These could be any style from anywhere in the country. As always, these selections include brief tasting notes,...
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The 2023 Beverage Alcohol Retail Technology Buyers Guide

Even as we move beyond the tech boom years from the Covid-19 era, using the right beverage alcohol retail technology remains important. The pandemic taught scores of consumers how to order all manners of...
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Why Vern’s Retail Liquor is a Top 100 Retailer

For Aaron Rosenow, owner of Vern’s Retail Liquor in Topeka, KS, being a second-generation, and the only veteran-owned store in the Topeka area, separates his company in customers’ minds. “Our employees and customer service also...
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The Party Source, New Riff Founder Ken Lewis to Retire

Ken Lewis, whose influential 50-year career in the beverage alcohol industry includes founding leading Kentucky retailer The Party Source and New Riff Distilling, has announced his retirement. A nationally recognized beverage alcohol retail leader, Lewis...