Author Archives: Joel Whitaker
The first economic impact study of the entire U.S. wine industry finds it contributes $219.9 billion to the U.S. economy. Joel Whitaker interview Jim Trezise, president of WineAmerica, which contracted the study, and John Duham, the economist who compiled it.
What’s Driving Acquisition of Craft Distillers? Fear. What Big – and Small – Distillers Need to Consider in the M&A Dance
Large distilled spirits companies have looked at what’s happened in the beer space and vowed not to repeat the same mistake.
The “mistake,” of course, was ignoring the growth of craft beer until Big Beer found that, like Pac Man, craft brewers were steadily eating away at Big Beer’s market share.
We interviewed Akshat Dubey and Rakesh Mani, who are members of PwC’s strategy consulting business about what large players should look for in the small companies they seek to acquire – and what small companies should do to increase their attractiveness to large bev/al firms. . Continue reading
When Amazon.com agreed to acquire Whole Foods Markets, there was a lot of chatter about the impact on major grocery chains such as Kroger Co. But Tucker Herndon, a partner with Burr & Forman, a 300-person Nashville law firm, thinks … Continue reading
Kimo Sabe, the fastest growing Mezcal brand in the U.S., announced it is launching a rare, limited release luxury line of Mezcal titled Colección de las Maravillas, with the first edition of the collection, Cinco de Noviembre, set to debut … Continue reading
“No country is required by this agreement to do anything except what that country decided to do for itself.” That’s not some right-wing nut talking. That’s John Kerry, President Obama’s secretary of state, who negotiated the agreement on the CBS … Continue reading
She’s launched a new firm, Liberation Distribution. Hear, in her own words, how it may change the distribution options available to producers — especially small producers.