Beer/wine/spirits

Retailers

Secrets of Aldi’s Phenomenal Holiday Countdown Calendars

In an exclusive interview, Joan Kavanaugh, VP of National Buying for Aldi, reveals how the discounter adjusted to unprecedented demand for its private label-focused Advent calendars, and how it plans to keep momentum going long after the holidays.

Retailers

Chains Uncork Wine Packages for the Holiday Season

Clever campaigns from Albertsons, Kroger and Southeastern seek to capture the high-ticket magic and consumer excitement first demonstrated by Aldi

Natural Grocers is headed to new markets with its ever-expanding Cottage Wine and Craft Beer departments, which specialize in local and organic offerings.

Consumers are more than ready to celebrate their favorite fall traditions, including watching college football on TV with the right refreshments.

From its newest hard seltzers to its dessert-style beers inspired by some of its most popular packaged goods, Trader Joe's talks product development in the adult beverage space.

Alcohol sales in-store and online have increased, but overall consumption is down.

The Lempert Report: It might be the right time for supermarkets to start their own virtual beer and wine tastings.

What's On Tap: Hazy Little Giant arrives, online wine service Drinks nabs Walmart veteran Hans Holmer, and Bud Light boos the NFL for charity.

Albertsons, Kroger and Publix commit millions, and Grimmway, SeaPak and Golden West Food Group donate food en masse.

Consumer trends are driving the sales of what they perceive to a healthier alcohol alternative.

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