Distributor Profile: Gasko & Meyer
FILED OCTOBER 24, 2014 We often write about the trends of MillerCoors or A-B distributor houses. But what of the larger specialty house? We checked in with upstate New York Gasko & Meyer sales manager Bruce Nober about their trends. Read More
Meet the Next Hot Craft Brewer
FILED OCTOBER 23, 2014 Distributors are always asking us about the next hot craft brewer. Well, here you go: A few months ago, we reported that Cincinnati's up-and-coming Rhinegeist Brewery was IRI's second-largest new BA-defined craft brand in national supers YTD. Read More
**Addendum** HUSA Q3 STRs Positive On Strength of Mexican Portfolio
FILED OCTOBER 22, 2014 Heineken's global Q3 earnings had some good news for Heineken USA operations: U.S. sales to retailers were positive, reflecting solid growth of the Mexican beer portfolio. Heineken Lager also reportedly outperformed the market. Read More
Fly on the Wall: Cavalier's George Fisher
FILED OCTOBER 22, 2014 Cavalier Distributing chief George Fisher has operations where some interesting things are coming to fruition lately, including Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana and Florida. We caught up with George at the Winking Lizard Tavern meeting last week to pick his brain on winners, rumors, and more. Read More
A-B Files Suit to Compel KY ABC Admin to Grant Distributor License
FILED OCTOBER 21, 2014 Anheuser-Busch has filed a lawsuit in Franklin County asking the court to compel the Kentucky State ABC malt beverage administrator to immediately grant the company's application for a distributor's license in Owensboro (for Budweiser of Owensboro), which has been pending for more than 60 days, per company statement this morning. Read More
Inside Family Dollar's Beer Rollout
FILED OCTOBER 21, 2014 Family Dollar chief Howard Levine declared fiscal 2014 as "one of the most difficult years in the company's history" during its full year earnings call earlier this month. The chain's same-store sales declined 2.1% for the year ending August 30. Read More
Painter Wins Defamation Suit
FILED OCTOBER 20, 2014 Former longtime Louisiana ABC commissioner Murphy Painter won most of the points in a defamation suit against a former colleague after a long four year battle. Read More
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