Import Wines Lose Ground in 2017
FILED NOVEMBER 17, 2017 Despite a slight increase in sales, imported table wines have been losing ground in the US this year. In the four weeks through October 7, total table imports-- which account for about 25% of category dollars--gave up 0.2 dollar share points in all Nielsen-measured off-premise channels. Read More
Much Ado About Aldi
FILED NOVEMBER 16, 2017 German discount retail chain Aldi has been stateside since the '70s, but it has garnered a lot more attention in 2017. A new report from CB Insights shows that Aldi's mention in the media in the US has "skyrocketed" this year through October. Read More
Excise Tax Reduction Officially Added to Senate Tax Bill
FILED NOVEMBER 15, 2017 Federal excise tax reduction has gained some footing in the Senate. Last night Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch included the amendment for FET reduction into the larger tax bill as a part of his Chairman's markup. You may recall from our report yesterday, this version of the FET amendment (S. 236) expires by the end of 2019. Read More
Case Study: How Maryland Determined Direct Shipping Laws
FILED NOVEMBER 14, 2017 As several states reevaluate direct shipping laws this year, we came across an interesting case study from 2010 when Maryland legislators weighed whether or not to allow out-of-state retailers to ship wine direct to Maryland residents. Read More
Canned Wines Vie for Position Alongside Boxes and Tetras
FILED NOVEMBER 13, 2017 As boxed wine and Tetra Paks have proved, alternative packaging for wine can be sustainable given the right environment and products. Now canned wine is vying to be the next big alternative packaging trend. Read More
Minibar Looks to Fill Amazon Wine Void
FILED NOVEMBER 10, 2017 Amazon recently announced it will be shuttering its wine marketplace by the end of the year, leaving an estimated $120 million hole in the direct-to-consumer wine market [see WSD 10-27-2017]. Now other players are moving in to take its place before it inevitably figures out a way to sell wine online via its Whole Foods subsidiary. Read More
Pernod Chief Pinpoints Key Occasions
FILED NOVEMBER 9, 2017 In its annual shareholders' meeting today in Paris, Pernod Ricard chief Alexandre Ricard shared some of the strategies they've kicked into gear that highlight their new consumer-centric approach. Read More
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