Author Archives: Joel Whitaker

Biggar & Leith Imports 1st Luxury Italian Gin to U.S.

Biggar & Leith, Montclair, N.J., launched Malfy Gin, the first luxury Italian gin to be imported into the United States. Malfy Gin will be distributed by Young’s Market Co. in ten markets: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, … Continue reading

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32.8% of High School Students Use Alcohol

Some 32.8% of high school students had drunk alcohol in the 30 days before they were surveyed, according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, reporting on the Youth Risk Behavior Survey. But only 4.8% had been drinking alcohol … Continue reading

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Mike’s Hard Lemonade Unveils ‘Mike’s Dogs,’ Summer Promo Plans

Mike’s Hard Lemonade is kicking off the summer season with its Top Dogs of Summer Roadshow, a series of exclusive tasting events held in Chicago, San Francisco and Philadelphia, where the brand and its chef partners are inviting fans to … Continue reading

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Increasing Demand for Domestic Vodka Seen Continuing Through 2020

Demand for vodka is expected to grow at a 6% pace through 2020, according to Technovio, a market research firm. “There has been a significant increase in per capita incomes,” at least since the Great Recession, the firm says. With … Continue reading

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For Molson Coors, the Future Looks Bright

Mark Hunter, the ceo at Molson Coors Brewing Co., was feeling pretty good as he addressed financial analysts. The company is No. 2 in the U.S., Canadian and UK markets, and its Coors Light and Miller Lite brands are No. … Continue reading

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Union Assails Wine Privatization Bill As Penn. Gov. Signs It

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed an historic bill allowing grocers, restaurants, beer distributors and others to sell up to four bottles of wine to consumers.  Until now, only Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board State Stores had been able to sell wine … Continue reading

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