NBWA Chief Economist Lester Jones takes a look at what the most recent inflation trends may mean for beer consumers. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that inflation on all consumer goods and services inched up +0.3 percent in June. While this may seem low to most people, the data point to an increasing trend in inflation over time.
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Alliance Beverage Distributing Company has acquired the distribution rights for Anchor Brewing. Keith Greggor, President and CEO of Anchor Brewers and Distillers, added, “We are thrilled to be joining forces with Alliance Beverage who share our vision for Anchor in Arizona. Our initial collaboration has been extremely encouraging. We are confident that we will realize significant volume and share gains as we further broaden our distribution in Arizona.”
A 75-year-old seasoning is spicing up the Maryland beer business. When Flying Dog Brewery, one of Maryland's largest craft breweries, struck a deal to license a beer made with Old Bay seasoning, brewery officials knew it would generate some buzz. But not even the man who worked to put the partnership together anticipated the frenzy the brew would inspire.
If everything in its stores costs a buck, it will take 8.5 billion items sold for Dollar Tree stores to buy rival Family Dollar. Dollar Tree is buying its larger rival for 23% more than Family Dollar's closing price last week, for a total value of $8.5 billion.
There’s more than one way to barbecue, but you know it’s all gone right when you get to your finger-lickin’, messy-face happy place. Draft Magazine highlights different beer-infused mop, rub, sauce and glaze that will make your meat sing, whatever prep you please.