Category Archives: Selling

Wine.com Sales Top $100 Million, Raises $15 Million More Funding

Wine.com, the nation’s leading online wine retailer, has raised $15M from existing investors to capitalize on accelerating growth.  The profitable etailer, now over $100M in annual revenue, grew 25% in the quarter ending June 30, double its 5-year average annual … Continue reading

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Maine to Boost Prices of Minis, Low-End Spirits

Maine’s profits from sales of liquor have remained flat, even though sales have been growing 4% to 5% a year.  So the Maine Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations plans to raise prices of

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Virginia’s Silverback Distillery Enters Penna., Blasts Va. For ‘Taking More Money from Our Bottle Sales’

“Virginia laws are holding us back,” Christine Riggleman, owner, said. “Even though Pennsylvania is a commonwealth, the laws are a lot friendlier in terms of expanding, and you can keep more of your money, where Virginia takes more money from … Continue reading

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East Coast Winery Challenges: More Tasting Rooms, Lower Prices

U.S. East Coast wineries face significantly different challenges and opportunities for consumer direct wine sales growth compared to their West Coast counterparts, according to the latest VinQuest 2017 wine industry research released by VinterActive LLC. Based on a survey of … Continue reading

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Sailor Jerry Passes 1 Million Case Mark

Sales increased 3.8% to reach 1.04 million cases. The key, execs believe, is being authentic.  “The liquid was created to honor the history and legacy of Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins, a Navy-Vet and the undisputed father of old-school, Americana tattooing, so … Continue reading

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Oklahoma Gov. Signs Sunday Spirits Sales Bill

Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin for signing legislation making Oklahoma the 40th state to allow Sunday spirits sales, ending an archaic, Prohibition-era Blue Law. The law allows retail package liquor stores to sell alcohol on Sunday on a local-option basis beginning … Continue reading

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