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Choose the Right Retail Technology

Editor’s note: This is one of several features from our 2018 Technology Guide, which includes our annual Retail Technology Buyer’s Guide. Download the full guide here. Technology solutions are increasingly critical in the brave new world of twenty-first century off-premise retailing. “A lot of big national players are expanding into what...

The 10 Most Autumnal Alcoholic Beverages to Drink This Fall

We can get as fed up as you can—about the apple-picking, the pumpkin-patching and all those other fall clichés. But occasionally, it's nice to indulge. Especially when there's booze involved... Hence, this round up the most autumnal spirits, from fancy ciders to pumpkin beer and more, conceived to work you and your compatriots...

Innovations in wine and vine - Distributing Wine

Advancing Industry: Innovations in wine and vine

Advancing Industry: Innovations in wine and vine By Mark Stock for Oregon Wine Press In an industry so often associated with dank cellars, dusty bottles and traditionalism, it’s easy to forget a great deal of innovation exists. For better or worse, romantic sketches of an age-old, agricultural trade tend to overshadow...

Tough Challenges in the Wine Industry

Through my lengthy, rewarding, and challenging wine career, I’ve not only seen some of the hardest trials of my life, I’ve been tasked with them, too. When I sat down to write a recent article for The Buyer, I began considering these challenges, reliving all of them in their own...

Chapel Gate Announces California Distribution Deal

Chapel Gate is the first Irish whiskey company to partner with the American distributor, which was founded in 2016. Chapel Gate founder, Louise McGuane, said: “Acquiring distribution in the USA through the traditional three-tier system is a long and arduous process. Distributor consolidation and producer proliferation in a growing category...

New Partners for Wholesale Wine Sales

Here's What Works: Wineries find success with new types of distribution companies by Andy Starr for Wines and Vines San Rafael, Calif.—The three-tier system can work reasonably well if you have a distributor, but if you don’t, then it doesn’t work at all. Consolidation has reduced the number of distributors,...

The Effects Of Recent Global Wine Mergers And Acquisitions On The Industry

The Effects Of Recent Global Wine Mergers And Acquisitions On The Industry

Rabobank Group is an international financial services provider based in the Netherlands that offers wholesale, retail and private banking, and it dabbles in leasing and real estate services too. The bank boasts 8.7 million clients around the world. One of Rabobank’s commitments, “feeding the world sustainably,” connects it deeply with agricultural industries. The...