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To the Selling Year 2018

To the Selling Year 2018

The time is now! The time is now! This is not a Gary V rally cry, although perhaps it should be as he is a smart dude! This is the hard reality of the 2018 selling season for adult beverage. The front line reports are all trickling in now, and it is not pretty out […]

By January 15, 2018 0 Comments Read More →
Top 5 Happenings for Adult Bev in 2018

Top 5 Happenings for Adult Bev in 2018

Merry Christmas, Happy Chanukah, Happy New Year, and if I have missed your specific holiday, please celebrate that as well. We are at the end of the year and now, it is time to look forward. The only real business happening now is at the retail level and the rest of us are planning for […]

By December 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Four Ways to Make 2018 Better than 2017 with Planning and Selling

Four Ways to Make 2018 Better than 2017 with Planning and Selling

Calendar says early December. Calendar says that there are two week before holiday and an additional week for bubbles. That is what the calendar says, you are correct. There are a few other points of view.  If you are a distributor your year is over for all practical purposes. There are no more new brands […]

By December 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Who Loses in the Breakthru/RNDC Merger? Everyone

Who Loses in the Breakthru/RNDC Merger? Everyone

Happy Thanksgiving to Them Happy Thanksgiving to all my readers. Happy Thanksgiving to the thousands of independent suppliers that read my writings and the 100 or so distributors that check in with what we are doing. This time of year, there is generally a Presidential pardon given to some turkey out there that has it’s […]

By November 22, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Supplier’s Year Is Over!

The Supplier’s Year Is Over!

Obviously there is a month plus left on the calendar. Seriously, my Aunt has not even fumbled through Thanksgiving dinner yet. My Sister has not sat across the table yet and complained about everything under the sun while sipping Rosé and eating Pumpkin pie. Those previous two activities are reserved for Thanksgiving dinner and thus […]

By November 20, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
Why Retailers Need to Carry More Small Independent Brands

Why Retailers Need to Carry More Small Independent Brands

We define independent brands as <25,000 9L cases sold in USA Looking at the current state of the supplier and retailer relationship one point is clear to me for sure. The commodity brands across all categories is a difficult horse to attach your cart to. Everywhere you turn you are being hit with lower prices […]

By November 7, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The Death of Beverage Brokers

The Death of Beverage Brokers

This will undoubtedly get some hate mail sent my way. What can you do? All good mainstays in business at some point die. Who remembers marketing companies owned by retailers? Who remembers merchandising companies owned by suppliers? Who remembers when a beer distributor would park a semi on your property on busy nights like NYE […]

By November 6, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
The 5 Best Ways a Supplier Can Support Their Brand in OND

The 5 Best Ways a Supplier Can Support Their Brand in OND

We are in the throws on OND and a few things to note.  If you are not aware of what OND means, you might be in the wrong business. The sales market is getting a slow start this season because of a few reasons. Firstly, the horrific natural weather acts of late have caused a […]

By November 2, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
What Is the Supplier Obligation?

What Is the Supplier Obligation?

I have two kids. They are wonderful kids and like siblings, they argue about nearly everything. Who does what? Who is responsible for what and who gets credit for what? Those are my kids struggles, but that same scenario can play out with my supplier clients. Suppliers that are with ANY distributor lament the lack […]

By October 16, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
If You Don’t Want to Invest in the Market, There Will Be No Success in the Market. Guarantee It!

If You Don’t Want to Invest in the Market, There Will Be No Success in the Market. Guarantee It!

We at BevStrat get calls all day from suppliers and importers that want support in the market. They want selling support, marketing support, and distributor and market management. That is wonderful, all of it, and thank you for the calls. The conversation takes a different turn when we talk fees, expectations, and goals. The US […]

By September 15, 2017 0 Comments Read More →
What Does the #43 Mean to You?

What Does the #43 Mean to You?

We are in it now! We are post Labor Day season. Hopefully, post “on hold” list from the summer buying season. Post “the whole family is on vacation” mode and post dog days of summer. We are 43 now. What does that mean? Well, it can mean many things. Quarenta Y Tres, that liquor that […]

By September 12, 2017 0 Comments Read More →