G.K. Skaggs, a distributor of Premium Beverages, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Three decades of experience has transformed G.K. Skaggs from a new venture into a seasoned distributor of quality beer. With six warehouses, G.K. Skaggs has become a diversified beverage industry leader.
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Starr Hill Brewery first launched in Charlottesville, Virginia, 15 years ago, and after becoming increasingly popular throughout the Mid-Atlantic, its beer is headed west with launch events beginning in mid-March.
Coachella Valley Brewing Co. announced the appointment of Young’s Market Company of California as its statewide wholesaler. This will give Coachella Valley Brewing Co. immediate access to statewide distribution.
Detroit-based Atwater Brewery is expanding its distribution into Texas just in time for the South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, the company announced Thursday.
Sonoma Cider announced distribution expansion into Georgia and Washington state and additional territories in California. Contracts were recently signed with Foothill Distributing, V. Santoni & Company, Matagrano, North California Distributing and Bay Area Distributing in California; Savannah Distributing in Georgia; Imperial Beverage in Michigan; and Maletis Beverage in Southwest Washington state. With these agreements, Sonoma Cider has secured 15 distribution partners in 10 domestic markets since it launched in November 2013.
Grocery chains Safeway and Albertsons are set to merge, as a Cerberus Capital-led consortium, which already owns Albertsons, has agreed to acquire Safeway for $9 billion in a deal expected to close in the fourth quarter.
The U.S. economy added 175,000 jobs in February, despite harsh winter weather that many analysts expected would curtail hiring, according to government data released Friday morning.
When 450 million WhatsApp subscribers signed up for the mobile messaging service, they probably never thought their personal data might one day be shared with the world’s biggest social network, Facebook. So on Thursday, privacy advocates sought to block Facebook’s $19 billion purchase of WhatsApp, telling the Federal Trade Commission that the sale would harm WhatsApp users by permitting their data to be sucked into Facebook’s massive advertising business.
We’ve all heard about how quickly America’s craft beer market is growing. Two traditional beer alternatives—hard ciders and fruity malt alcoholic beverages like Bud Light Lime Straw-Ber-Rita—are expanding even more impressively, and unlike beer, which skews heavily male, these brews are enjoyed evenly by men and women.