Dear Client: The first U.S. related question for Brito on yesterday’s earnings call was all about their outlook on, what else? Cider. We kid, it was obviously all about seltzer. Speaking on the segment the ABI chief said, “we’re sure it’s a huge opportunity for us and for the [U.S.] beer industry in general It’s … Continue reading “Brito: We’ve Come From Behind Before, We Can Do It Again”
The supermarket is dead. Wal-Mart opened its 1,000th supercenter last year and Costco has expanded into five more states, need I say more? But wait a minute. Can it be true? Supermarkets, excluding supercenters, experienced a 3.5% increase in dollar sales according to the 55th Annual Consumer Expenditures Study. Industry observers cite the increase of … Continue reading “The Supermarket is Dead, Or is it?”
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Is pregnancy covered under the Americans With Disabilities Act? And, I’ve heard that the inability to get along with others can be considered a major life activity under the ADA. Is this true? Answers inside.
And more importantly, how do you avoid them. Picking errors can be the most costly mistakes your company can make, and yet they are hard to track and avoid. Here’s what we’ve found out.
How to steal from a wholesaler? Beer shrinkage is tough to stop, but here’s a primer.
Are you productive? Let’s find out.
Expansion the name of the game in Super Centers.Target Corp. plans to open 32 new SuperTargets, which include grocery stores, and four new distribution centers.The expansion plan pales in comparison with larger Wal-Mart’s 2003 goal of 200 to 210 new Supercenters with grocery stores, although relocations or expansions of existing locations will account for the … Continue reading “Super Center Update”
Here are two new products for distributors to consider.
Instead of dropping thousands on another brick, consider using a consumer-grade Pocket PC or Palm Pilot to save money and provide better fuctionality (and they’re easy to use).
The Grocery Manufacturers of America (GMA) and the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS) will launch a new pilot to test the NACS version of eXtensible Markup Language called NAXML.
Beer distributors and cola bottlers across the nation are increasingly moving toward thin client computer networks to allow all of their mainframe applications and Windows applications to be accessible by Windows PCs and other devices. Learn what thin client networks are and see if they’re right for you.
What is the thing that beverage salespeople and their managers hate most about their jobs and are therefore the worst about procrastinating about it? I’ll give you a hint: doctors and cops also hate it. Learn how to fight paperwork in this month’s Distributor Productivity Letter.
Beer distributors have experienced many changes over the past ten years. But what has it really meant to financial statements and operating indicators? Let’s take a look.
DPL responds to reader questions.
“In India in about 100 B.C., someone thought of hanging a loop of rawhide from each side of a saddle so that a big toe could be placed in each loop, the first toe stirrup. Considering horses had been ridden for nearly 2,000 years, you’d have thought somebody would’ve thought of it sooner ” So starts this article in the DPL. You’ll have to read on to find out how we segue this into brand building.