Category Archives: Selling

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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What One Former Tennessee Liquor Store Owner Can Teach Business Owners About Selling at the Right Time

In 1992, Harriman, Tennessee’s retail market was about to change drastically. For the first time, since its founding as a temperance town in 1889, it was allowing the sale of liquor. Laura Overstreet, a stay-at-home mom with a varied job … Continue reading

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Md. Gov. Signs Bill Expanding Spirits Sales in Maryland

The legislation, passed unanimously last month by the Maryland Senate, allows the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC) to contract with existing private beer and wine stores for the sale of distilled spirits. The new law is expected to … Continue reading

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Trader Joe’s Launches Inexpensive Wine in Cans

The explosion of canned wines has led Trader Joe’s to reprise its low-cost “Two Buck Chuck” wine, introducing Simpler Wines Italian Sparkling Wine.  The new brand, available in white and rose, comes about 15 years after the company introduced its … Continue reading

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California Wine Sales in U.S. Hit a Record in 2016

The numbers, at a glance: Estimated retail value of 2016 California wine sales in the U.S. was $34.1 billion The state shipped an all-time high of 238 million cases to the U.S. in 2016 Total California wine sales to the … Continue reading

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Gallo Paid $180 Million for 130-Acre Stagecoach Vineyard

That’s what the Napa Valley Register found when it looked at the deed. That’s almost $140,000 per acre, or $300,000 per acre for the 600 planted acres. Reportedly, Gallo also paid Dr. Jan Krupp an undisclosed additional sum for good … Continue reading

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