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Wine And Spirits Delivery Booms As Pandemic Accelerates E-Commerce Activity

Wine and spirits retailers’ delivery programs continue to expand rapidly amid the Covid-19 pandemic. E-commerce delivery platform Drizly has seen business more than triple this year. “We’ve had an increase in sales of 350% year-to-date,” says Jaci Flug, Drizly’s general counsel. Recently, more and more states—Georgia, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, and Oklahoma among them—have expanded their beverage […]

NEW BACK-OFFICE MODE AND VISUAL DASHBOARDS

March 2021 Activ8 Commerce just got significantly easier to use.  We’ve minimized the learning curve to help tasting room, club, web store, and marketing managers take faster control of their DTC business.  The new web browser version of our back-office feels familiar and provides task shortcuts, unlike any other system. Sort and filter customer, member, […]

Distilled Spirits Industry Responds to COVID-19 Pandemic

A great resource for those of you in the Spirits Industry. Cocktails To-Go Fact Sheet. Read the fact sheet on how cocktails to-go are boosting the struggling hospitality industry and how Distillers United encourages maintaining responsibility measures. READ MORE Cocktails To-Go: What You Need to Know Webinar Check out our latest webinar to learn more […]

Spirits Producers from 45 States Virtually Scale Capitol Hill During Public Policy Conference

In a year full of pivots, the latest was the transition to a virtual event for the annual American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S. (DISCUS) Public Policy Conference, which was held Sept. 15-16. A record number of attendees virtually converged on the nation’s capital to advocate for the industry’s […]

Direct-to-Consumer Wine Sales Up $222 Million

Since on-premise sales have sunk as the novel coronavirus pandemic shuttered bars, restaurants and tasting rooms, the wine industry has had to pivot. Direct-to-consumer (DTC) shipping is one channel that continues to see significant success. In partnership with Wines Vines Analytics, software company Sovos ShipCompliant analyzes anonymized, detailed shipment data from more than 1,000 U.S. wineries’ shipments to consumers each month. It amounts […]

2020 DTC Wine Shipping Mid-Year Report

Since SOVOS Ship Compliant released its annual Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report in partnership with Wines Vines Analytics back in January, a lot has changed when it comes to how consumers are getting their wine. The COVID-19 pandemic swayed buying channels drastically, shifting traditional retail and on-premise sales over to ecommerce sales. With brick-and-mortar retailers being closed down […]

Direct-to-Consumer 2020 Wine Shipments Try To Even Out On-Premise Sales Loss

According to the Wine Analytics Report (WA) released July 15, 2020, consumer spending on domestic wine in June was $3.4 billion and wine spending for the 12 months ending in June reached $70 billion. But according to bw166, the numbers represent a 5% drop from the same period in 2019. As expected, on-premise wine sales were off over […]

Retailers Expect Wine E-commerce to be a New Normal

The COVID-19 crisis appears to have accelerated the shift of U.S. wine consumers to online buying, and several of the nation’s top retailers expect wine buyers to stay online.  That was one consensus reached during an online forum of retailers organized via Zoom by Dan Petroski who is the winemaker at Napa Valley’s Larkmead winery.   […]

88 Small Business Grants for 2020

In need of financial help for your winery, distillery, or restaurant and looking for a grand? Look no further. In this article, you will find a pleather of information. Sarah Davis from Finimpact.com has a very thorough article and lots of resources on the subject. Take a look at this blog to find out more. […]