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.
Welcome to the Age of the “Total Beverage Alcohol Market”
“Every year or so, Apple comes out with a new iPhone. While brand enthusiasts can go into detail about the differences between the latest models, most consumers simply upgrade every few years or as our budget allows. Knowing the brand Apple is enough. This is also the way most consumers look at the RTD category. They buy based on brand, not on features – or, in this case, the base spirit.”
Small liquor stores pivot to more food and delivery as Colorado grocers roll out wine sales
“For four generations, Argonaut Wine & Liquor in Denver has thrived on selling every kind of booze under the sun. But in early February, president Josh Robinson added a new type of aisle near the front of the store: food.
Now, customers can grab frozen pizza or barbeque supplies on top of wine or their favorite vodka.
Robinson made the expansion in an attempt to stay competitive amid a major shake-up in Colorado’s liquor industry: Large grocery chains across the state can start selling wine on March 1.”
SC bill proposes to allow retailers to sell alcohol curbside, or delivery
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