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Park Street’s CEO, Dr. Kohlmann and Esteemed Panelists to Present at the American Craft Spirits Association Distillers’ Convention

Minneapolis, MN — Park Street Companies announced today that Harry Kohlmann, CEO, will be speaking at American Craft Spirits Association Convention taking place on February 10th -12th in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Kohlmann and a group of esteemed panelists will discuss strategies that have fueled their companies’ successes and continued growth ambitions. The panel, titled “How to Build a Sustainable Craft Spirits Business for the Long Haul,” takes place on February 12th, from 11am – 11:55am. Panelists include: Thomas Mooney, CEO and Co-Owner of Westward American Single Malt Whiskey; Paul Hletko, founder of FEW Spirits; and Dan Garrison, founder of Garrison Brothers Distillery. “With more than 1,800 craft spirits distilleries, an increasingly fragmented marketplace, and ongoing distributor consolidation, growing an entrepreneurial spirits brand is more challenging than ever before,” said Dr. Kohlmann. “Identifying the growth drivers for long-term success is key for a viable business model.” Dr. Kohlmann who serves as Chief Executive Officer oversees all aspects of Park Street’s operations and growth, including business development, strategy, innovation, and client services. To learn more about the event, visit Press Contact: +1 (305) 967 7440 YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn:...
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Park Street’s Director of Client Development Sarah Nagel Sisisky to Present at the Craft Beverage and Distribution Conference & Expo

Louisville, KY – The Craft Beverage Distribution Conference & Expo (CBE) will be taking place on December 4th – 6th at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. CBE is a curated event, designed to teach step-by-step ways to formulate a solid distribution plan with the help of experts who know the craft business inside and out. The conference offers master sessions along with access to the trade show hall which features 80+ exhibitors with solutions to streamline small businesses. On Wednesday, December 5th , Park Street Companies’ Director of Client Development, Sarah Nagel Sisisky will present Expanding Beyond Your Home Market, Exporting, and Overseas Markets. Knowing when and how aggressively to grow can be the most difficult challenges many craft producers face. Join each session to learn what plans and resources you should have in place to expand beyond your home market, the international distribution process and the impact exporting can have on your business. The Craft Beverage Distribution Conference & Expo (CBE) will be on Tuesday, December 4th – Thursday, December 6th. The event will take place at the Omni Louisville Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. Tickets are available at: Expansion Part I: When and How Should You Expand Beyond Your Home Market? will be presented on Wednesday, December 5th at 2:00pm followed by Expansion Part II: The Next Frontier: Exporting and Overseas Markets to be presented on Wednesday, December 5th at 2:50pm. For more information, please contact the Park Street team at (305) 967-7440 or email  YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: Instagram: LinkedIn:

Park Street Companies Releases the 2018 Craft Spirits Data Project

Park Street Companies has teamed with the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and the International Wine and Spirits Research group (IWSR) to develop and release the Craft Spirits Data Project for a third year. To receive a copy of this year’s Craft Spirits Data Project please email: KEY FINDINGS AND HIGHLIGHTS The craft distilling industry sold nearly 7.2 million cases in 2017, up 23.7% in volume over 2016, with $3.7 billion in sales and 29.9% growth by value. The number of active craft distilleries* in the U.S. grew by 15.5% over the last year to 1,835 distilleries. Craft Spirits industry investment has doubled over the past two years. Exports are up 5.7% since 2016 with more than half a million cases exported. Distillery and tasting room sales make up 40% of all sales for small craft distilleries, while out of state sales make up 62% for larger craft distilleries. Some states are “craftier” than others, with California, New York, Washington, Texas, and Colorado. Federal Excise Tax (FET) reform is helping to stimulate craft spirits growth. PROJECT BACKGROUND AND METHODOLOGY The Craft Spirits Data Project © 2018 is a proprietary research project whose goal is to provide a solid and reliable fact base for evaluating performance and trends in the U.S. craft spirits industry. The Craft Spirits Data Project, which was first announced and presented in 2016, is the beverage industry’s first-ever comprehensive craft distilling study. The Project quantifies the number, size, and impact of craft spirits producers in the United States. Together, the ACSA, Park Street, and the IWSR launched the Craft Spirits Data Project in October, 2015. 2018...
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Third Annual Craft Spirits Data Project – September 25, 2018

Economic Briefing led by Park Street, ACSA and IWSR New York – The Craft Spirits Data Project (CSDP) is planning its third annual release next week. The study was developed by and Park Street Companies (Park Street), The American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA), and The International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) to provide reliable data and analyze trends in the U.S. craft spirits industry. The three companies will meet on Tuesday, September 25 for the Economic Briefing to discuss 2017 findings. The CSDP was first announced and presented in 2016 and is the beverage industry’s first-ever and exclusive comprehensive craft distilling study. The program collects data from distillers, distributors and retailers to analyze the impact of craft spirits producers in the United States. The Craft Spirits Data Project and Economic Briefing aims to create a deeper understanding of the U.S. craft spirits landscape across the three tier system to determine how this could affect the future of the industry. The Crafts Spirits Economic Briefing will occur on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10:00am EST at Fine & Rare, 9 E 37th St, New York, NY 10016. Featured speakers include Harry Kohlmann, Ph.D, CEO, Park Street; Adam Rogers, Research Director, The IWSR; Margie A.S. Lehrman, Executive Director, ACSA; and Thomas Mooney, CEO and Co-Owner, Westward Whiskey and Inaugural President, ACSA....
Bar Convent Berlin

Park Street University, Seminars for Drinks Entrepreneurs: Presenting at Bar Convent Berlin

Berlin, Germany – Park Street Companies will be hosting Park Street University, Seminars for Drinks Entrepreneurs at Bar Convent Berlin 2018. Following success at Bar Convent Brooklyn, Park Street University will be returning to the Berlin-based trade show to offer a syllabus of educational seminars and panels, discussing a variety of topics pertaining to the alcoholic beverage industry. Bar Convent Berlin 2018 will take place on October 8, 9 and 10 at Station Berlin & Kühlhaus Berlin. Recognized as the leading industry trade event, the show will serve as a channel between premium brands and influencers in the bar and beverage industry across the globe. The show offers a place to network, share knowledge, explore the newest trends and products, and achieve business opportunities. Park Street University is comprised of training and educational sessions for alcoholic beverage industry professionals, including importers, distributors, suppliers, brand marketers, and more. Park Street University provides a dynamic platform discussing the industry’s latest topics ranging from route-to-market strategies to finance to e-commerce.  Park Street University: The Seminars for Spirits Entrepreneurs will offer a program of presentations led by industry leaders where brand owners can take the opportunity to learn from leading professionals, spearheaded by Park Street CEO Harry Kohlmann, PhD. Please refer to the below listing for a schedule of the speaking engagements.   Monday, October 8 at 12:00pm EU Route to Market Strategies Harry Kohlmann, PhD, CEO, Park Street Companies   Monday, October 8 at 2:00pm Growing Your Drinks Brand: The 5 Things to Get Right Dan Gasper, Drinks Entrepreneur   Monday October 8 at 4:00pm Duty Free: How to Make It Work...
Barra Mexico Presentation

Park Street CEO Dr. Harry Kohlmann Conducts Successful Presentation at Barra Mexico

Mexico City, MX – On June 10th and 11th, 2018, Barra México, the leading trade show for premium spirits in Latin America, welcomed bar industry professionals from over 41 countries to Mexico City, which boasts one of the world’s most dynamic cocktail cultures. Over 135 alcohol producers from all over the world gathered at the CitiBanamex Center to present their products to trade professionals, partake in tastings, and attend seminars geared toward enhancing market and brand development. On Sunday, June 10, Park Street CEO Dr. Harry Kohlmann offered a presentation on Routes to the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Market for Entrepreneurial Brands, granting insight towards accessing target markets in the U.S. as a developing brand overseas. Dr. Kohlmann discussed the constantly evolving industry and posed potential solutions to navigate through various distribution obstacles in a highly regulated and consolidated landscape. He provided pathways to effectively identify and address customer and consumer needs for brands with international growth ambitions. Pioneered by Dr. Kohlmann and President Chris Mehringer, Park Street offers an innovative platform for craft wine and spirit brands to penetrate the U.S. market. Park Street is a leading provider of productivity-enhancing and cost-saving back-office solutions, advisory services, and working capital to several thousand alcoholic beverage brands from the US and around the world. The company’s clients range from entrepreneurs to multi-brand global suppliers, and include craft distillers, centuries-old family businesses, award-winning wineries, innovation brands, and more. Barra Mexico 2018 was held at the CitiBanamex Center at Lomos de Sotelo, Hipodromo de las Americas, 11200 Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico City. Barra Mexico is a yearly event. For more information or to request...