Lidl's US Entrance is "One of Biggest Events" for Grocery in Years FILED MAY 18, 2017Massive European discount grocery chain Lidl is making its way stateside this summer. The grocery chain, which describes its US position as a cross between Trader Joe's and Harris Teeter, will open 20 stores in North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia next month, with plans for up to 100 locations within 12 months.
Doug Epstein: The Future of Wholesale is Local Activation FILED MAY 4, 2017Norton-based Horizon Beverage is a regional wholesaler in the Northeast, operating in MA, RI, NH, ME and VT. With 84 years of operations under its belt, the company is now run by its fourth generation of family members, including: coo Mike Epstein, and managing directors Doug Epstein, Ben Rubenstein and Sam Rubenstein.
Eastside Distilling Brings Big Bottom Distilling into the Fold FILED MAY 1, 2017Eastside Distilling, owner of Portland Potato Vodka and Burnside Bourbon, has bought a majority stake in fellow Oregon craft spirits maker Big Bottom Distilling (BBD). The transaction is structured as an exchange of 84,286 Eastside shares for BBD units. Eastside says BBD will retain its independence as a separate entity under the operational umbrella of Eastside Distilling.