Beer/wine/spirits

Retailers

Lidl Cheers Recognition From New York Beer Competition

At a competition judged by trade buyers, Lidl's private-label session ale and international lager private brands earn Gold Medals; Perlenbacher label named German Brewer of the Year.

Industry Partners

1-on-1 With Entertainer and Food Entrepreneur George Lopez

George Lopez says his grandmother was not only the muse for his comedy, but the inspiration for a fast-casual restaurant that's now taking authentic marinated meats and craft beer to retail.

Consumers will retain new buying behaviors exhibited in the pandemic, which delivered a big boost to adult beverage sales and "trading up" at food outlets in 2020, experts say.

"I see it as my responsibility as a decision-maker to cater to the needs that I can see and amplify products from diverse suppliers that can fill those unique gaps for our customers," Freeman says.

For Walmart, building supplier diversity means helping smaller suppliers scale up. To bring Weathered Souls' Black Is Beautiful stout to store shelves, that included enlisting the help of eight other craft breweries.

The Lempert Report: Poll finds consumers are drinking more during the pandemic—and sometimes during the workday.

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.

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.

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