Advancing Future Value

In any business, it’s essential to focus on both long- and short-term goals to assure continued success. For Jeff Painter, carefully planning for the future has been a major priority ever since he assumed...

2018 Growth Brands Wine & Spirits

Keeping up with hundreds (if not thousands) of new product releases every year is a daunting task for retailers. How can members of the trade know which products to stock, which to drop and...

Protecting Municipal Assets

The years of Prohibition brought about a tremendous change within the liquor industry and one such change was the establishment of municipal liquor stores, which were started after Prohibition ended as a means for...

How Imported Vodka Will Perform in 2018

Imported vodka brands face a challenging environment in the U.S. market. Overall growth remains fairly flat and imports face competition from domestic vodka and American craft brands. And of course, brown spirits (especially whiskey)...

Alabama ABC Wins with a Well-Rounded Customer Approach

Everything the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) does has one primary end goal: to better serve its customers. The Montgomery- based agency is committed to continuous improvement across all areas in order to...

Daniel Noble Voted Incoming Chair-Elect To NABCA Board

Daniel W. Noble, director of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, has been voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2018, when current chair-elect Jeffrey L....

The 2017 Advertising and Promotions Awards

Our annual Advertising and Promotion Awards recognize the best design and execution of branded content developed by the beverage alcohol industry. Editorial staff of Beverage Dynamics, StateWays and Cheers magazines judged numerous entrees, and picked...

Why Sparkling Wine Sales Will Remain Strong in 2018

Corks are popping all over, filling flutes both on- and off-premise, as sparkling wine sales effervesce. “More people are drinking sparkling wines now, especially at the value price points,” observes Elizabeth Gregg, general manager at...

How Long Will the American Whiskey Boom Last?

“Anyone who says he can predict what’s going to happen in the whiskey industry 20 years from now is crazy,” says Wesley Henderson, co-founder/chief innovation officer of Angel’s Envy. Being able to guess how...

New Hampshire Wins 2017 StateWays Best Practices Top Honors

Once again, StateWays has recognized innovation in the control states with our third-annual Best Practices Awards. This year’s winners include agencies leading the way in retailing, warehouse automation, consumer education, industry outreach and more. All...

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