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02/12/16

The Kroger-SWS partnership calls for Southern to manage its shelf displays and receive compensation from suppliers on a voluntary basis. Kroger says the plan will allow for faster shelf-changes as consumer preferences rapidly shift. But some suppliers fear the move will bring higher costs and a lessening of control over their retail strategies.

02/12/16

While "Category management" has been a popular word in the world of large producers, wholesalers and retailers, it is about to get much less popular ...

02/12/16

"TTB does not object to furnishing retailers with such shelf plans or shelf schematics, regardless of their complexity. However, as revealed by TTB's review of industry practices, some industry members do not offer a mere shelving plan alone but also include additional services, sometimes of significant value ... "

02/12/16

new research suggests that an enzyme (dubbed LesA) produced by the xylella may be responsible for the characteristic vine damage and death

02/12/16

"Thousands of vines were replanted because people pulled out their dead ones and there are thousands more that could have gone, but nurseries ran out,"

02/12/16

Native Americans are more likely to abstain from alcohol than whites are, and heavy drinking and binge drinking rates are about the same for both groups, according to a UA study.

02/12/16

That widely held assumption that Native Americans drink way more than other groups? Not really accurate

02/12/16

The numbers are in for the 2015 harvest, but Washington state wineries and grapegrowers are already starting to prune vines in anticipation of the 2016 harvest-and ongoing expansion

02/12/16

An oenologist by training, Mr. Tachis joined the Antinori winery in 1961 and soon began working with its owner, Piero Antinori, to introduce new grape varieties and such techniques as temperature-controlled fermentation and aging in oak barrels

02/12/16

China is no longer only about classified Bordeaux with the middle classes driving demand for entry-level wines, opening up the market to other exporters for the first time, says the CEO of Vinexpo, Guillaume Deglise

02/12/16

The ongoing weakness of the euro in the global currency markets has proved a boon for makers of wine and spirits in France, according to figures released by the Fédération des Exportateurs de Vins et Spiritueux de France

02/12/16

New figures show that French wine exports reached record value last year, mainly thanks to Champagne

02/12/16

The Australian wine category will nosedive in a brave new retail world obsessed with everyday low pricing if it does not adapt and improve its average price point, according to Hardys supplier Accolade Wines

02/12/16

Throughout the week, 55 Sonoma County vintners offered more than 150 wines from the various viticultural areas

02/12/16

The year ahead could be a pivotal one for Whole Foods Market. The grocery chain is facing steep competition, and its reputation for being a wallet-buster isn't helping

02/12/16

A ringing endorsement from the much-maligned hipster is reported to be partly responsible for an estimated five per cent surge in sales over the past year, and producers are tailoring packaging to suit

02/12/16

Ceramic clay used for wine fermentation, storage, and as a transport vessel is as old as ancient Greco/Roman culture. One of the Roman provinces, Gaul (France) at first eschewed using the ceramic amphora, preferring instead to make use of its abundant oak forests. But the French came around.

02/12/16

Now that the nation's millennials are all officially 21, this 79-million-strong crowd of tastemakers is starting to shape the nation's appetite for wine - buying more per person, spending more per bottle, and spurring the wine industry into finding new and innovative ways to capture this dominant market share

02/12/16

Although Northeast and Midwest grape growing regions have so far been spared from extreme cold this year, the winters of 2014 and 2015 are still etched in the minds of many growers who suffered significant losses due to winter injury.

02/12/16

Andy Rahe, a Columbus Academy art teacher with local ties to the village, knew his neighbors along Market Street wondered whether his business would ever open. There were multiple setbacks along the way, but Rahe took everything in stride.

02/12/16

The 2015 crop came in at 3.7 million tons, compared with 3.9 million in 2014 and the record 4.2 million the year before, the California Department of Food and Agriculture reported Wednesday

02/12/16

France's Vinovalie co-operative has been fined for illegally blending red and white wines and bottling the result as rosé

02/12/16

when you spend about $15 to $25 dollars, especially for imported wines, the quality is miraculously higher than you get for $8 to $10. And if you look at sales data, those wines at the $7 or $8 price, their sales are all down

02/12/16

Plus, Fabio woos lonely Valentines with Dom Pérignon, more juicy details from retailer Premier Cru's bankruptcy proceedings, and wine regions take to the Web with new wine-themed domain names