ABC Fine W&S Chief: Retail Biz “Not a Numbers Game Anymore”

Florida-based ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is the oldest and largest independent alcohol retailer in Florida. It has about 150 locations, each of which carry as many as 5,000 wines, 500 different types of beers, and 2,000 spirits. This year mark's ABC's 80th anniversary and in light of the occasion, your editor sat down with ABC chief Charles Bailes to discuss how the role of the independent retailer has evolved, craft brands and whether shelves are too crowded.

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