Welcome to another edition of Uncorked News. Interesting industry info for liquor stores, beer stores, and wine shops with a splash of point of sale (POS) technology topics.
New Concept “Beer Outside” Approved in St. Louis Suburb
“A new concept in liquor stores will be opening in Des Peres.
The Des Peres Board of Aldermen recently approved Beer Outside, a liquor store described as a “boutique beer/wine store” that sells growlers.
“You can fill the aluminum cans with draft beer on the spot and take it home,” Beer Outside co-owner Tyler Thompson said. “We will bring specialized products from small distributors that you can’t get in larger stores.”
Liquor superstores ring up multi-million dollar footprint in Michigan
“Noah Kulczycki wanted a jalapeno wine to pair with jalapeno poppers.
So, on a snowy afternoon, he stopped by Meg-Bev, a 12,000-square-foot liquor superstore in the Grand Rapids area, to track down the obscure item.
Kulczycki, a 25-year-old pharmacist, browsed the five wine aisles before turning to Pauly Faba, the store’s self-described “wine guy” for help. He didn’t find a spicy wine but ended up leaving with a citrusy white blend from Australia. It was the store’s broad selection that got Kulczycki through the doors.”
How Promotional Shelf Labels Can Transform Sales (up & down)
“Although retailers bombard shoppers with offers, the fact is that they’re just giving money away – Pouring profit down the drain! Because in answer to the question: Which is the best offer? Surprisingly, it doesn’t really matter.
Why: Because, when shoppers are faced with 2 different special offers every second, it is impossible for them to calculate the added value of each one. As a result, their subconscious takes over and decisions are made based on emotional ‘best guesses’.”
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