Consumer-direct shipping has spurred expansion in the warehouse business, leading many facilities to provide more than deep storage for wineries of all sizes.
by Bill Pregler
Mar 2008 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
With the wine industry enjoying steady growth, all phases of the business are doing well. More equipment is being sold to produce more wine to satisfy more demand. That translates into more corks, bottles and, ultimately, more case goods. Add the 2005 Supreme Court decision allowing customers in more states to receive direct shipments of wine, and it is obvious why wineries are thriving. Along with this success is a growing logistical problem and the need to accommodate smaller, individual ship...
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