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Publisher’s Page: September 2014 News & Views

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Preparing For The Fall Just wanted to pass along some key reference points as you hopefully, find time to consider your plans for the critical fall period. Latest national GuestMetrics figures for July reflect a decline in spirits volume of 0.9%, but more upscale purchasing trends raised dollar sales a modest 1.3%. Strongest performers within ... read more>

Publishers’ Page: News & Views

Monday, July 21st, 2014

Truth In The Numbers Responding to anti-alcohol “studies” can be a daunting but appropriate conversation for anyone in our business. For example, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) direly predicted that privatization in Washington State would create as much as a “44 % median increase in per capita alcohol sales.” Turned out, data showed ... read more>

Personal Page: News & Views July 2014

Monday, June 23rd, 2014

Watching Your Back My thanks to the licensees who attended this year’s American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Conference in DC. I had the pleasure of addressing these industry leaders as part of a panel, and it just served to remind me of the critical importance of active association involvement. We enjoy the support of some outstanding ... read more>

Personal Page: News & Views May 2014

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Florida Gets It Once again, common sense prevails…over avarice. A recent report from Tampa Bay Online kicks off by saying “The walls between whiskey and Wheaties aren’t tumbling any time soon.” Florida State Sen. Bill Galvano withdrew his bill to repeal the law that requires spirits to be sold separately from groceries, after a companion ... read more>

Publisher’s Page New York: April 2014

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The Blame Game (Again) Johns Hopkins University recent released a study which tied liquor stores to violent crime in Baltimore, MD. According to Dr. Jacky Jennings, neighborhoods with an alcohol outlet, compared to similar neighborhoods without one, have “about a 3.3% increase in violent crimes.” This is not the first time or place where researchers ... read more>

Publisher’s Page: February 2014

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Despite the constant chatter surrounding Beam as an acquisition target, the news of Suntory’s purchase still came as a bit of a shock. And not only within the ... read more>

Publisher’s Personal Page: January 2014

Friday, December 20th, 2013

Be a ‘Know it All’ The Wine Marketing Council recently released some surprising results of a study of high frequency ... read more>

Personal Page: November 2013

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A Special Relationship Our hope is that you will be reading this column, post-Government Shutdown. But regardless, unfortunately this special relationship we have with the government in the conduct of day-to-day business matters is poised to have some real carryover effects. A significant number of businesses will be delayed or not be able to open, ... read more>

Personal Page: October 2013

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

Remember Where You Came From In a recent study about the most important way to protect the public against excessive consumption and underage drinking, the primary answer (beyond an increase in excise taxes or complete ban) was the responsible distribution of our products. It was a dramatic reminder of the importance of the three-tier system ... read more>

New York Personal Page – June 2013

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Beverage Media's Chairman, CEO and COO share their thoughts on June articles, industry happenings and ... read more>
 
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