alcohol distribution

How Alcohol Distribution Evolved with Covid-19

The 2020 pandemic greatly altered all tiers of the industry, including alcohol distribution. As Covid-19 first swept over the world, wholesalers, warehouses and shippers adapted rapidly. During this time of change, we spoke on the topic with...
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What’s the Future of Alcohol Ecommerce after Covid-19?

The pandemic has changed how people buy alcohol with the rise of alcohol ecommerce. When the health crisis first hit in early 2020 — sweeping suddenly over America like a bad dream — alcohol businesses...
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Podcast: Pandemic Alcohol Trends — and Rum

In this latest On & Off podcast episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz are joined by colleague Marina Velez, senior product manager, data & insights, for The Beverage Information & Insights Group. Velez talks...

Top Trends in Cocktail Mixers and Barware in 2021

Complementary products — nonalcoholic items like mixers, glassware and cannabis drinks — do not comprise a large portion of a beverage alcohol store’s SKUs. Yet they remain a reliable source of revenue. Category trends this...

Southern Glazer’s Makes Equity Investment in ReserveBar

As the post-pandemic ecommerce market continues to take shape, Southern Glazer's Wine & Spirits has disclosed an equity investment in ReserveBar, a leading ecommerce platform for premium spirits. Led by Southern Glazer’s Ventures, the deal is meant...
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WSWA, Southern Glazer’s and Tito’s Create Robert Qualls Scholarship Fund

The WSWA Educational Foundation (the charitable arm of Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America), Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits today announced the launch of the Robert Qualls Scholarship Fund. The fund...
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Podcast: Cannabis Beverages, Trends and Legalization

In this episode, Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz discuss cannabis beverages, trends, and legalization with cannabis investor Carlton Fowler. Fowler is co-founder and managing partner at Goat Rodeo Capital, a venture capital firm focused on...
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Interview: What Does the Uber Deal Mean For Drizly Customers?

The world of alcohol ecommerce took another big step forwards this month with news that Uber bought Drizly. The largest ride-share platform on the planet now offers Drizly a fleet of opportunities in delivery...
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How To Sell Your Liquor Store

Selling a business like a liquor store can be a difficult and often personal process. Business owners can treat their business like a child they brought into the world, making it hard to let go....

Interview: How the Middle Tier Has Adapted with the Pandemic

Covid-19 has forced rapid adaptation by the middle tier of the alcohol industry. Suddenly, common practices for both warehouses and drivers were potentially dangerous for spreading the virus. An entire new way of conducting...