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Interview: Josh Hammond, President and Co-Owner, Buster’s Liquor & Wines

Retailer Q&A with Buster’s Liquor & Wines.  Today, we’re launching an interview series with retailers around the US. Tell us about your store(s)  Buster’s Liquors & Wines in Memphis is Tennessee’s premier wine, spirits, beer, and more store. We carry over 13,000+ items and boast the most knowledgeable staff in the region with 40+ employees. What are some of the hot trends right now?  Bourbon is always on fire at Buster’s as we’re a mecca for the ‘brown water’. New trends we see are with high-end Tequila, Natural Wines, and, of course, the Seltzer craze; while Rose continues to shine. In addition, we see more customers during this ‘at home’ crisis exploring eclectic spirits and unique mixers for crafting cocktails. How do you make decision on new products? Decisions on new items at Buster’s truly is a collective effort. And it’s our willingness to say “yes, we’ll take it” that keeps our inventory fresh and dynamic. Most new items are offered from our local wholesalers, but we enjoy staying ahead of the market researching new products while having all of our employees gain insights from customer requests and following up on them. How has your strategy changed due to COVID-19? Unlike most retail liquor stores, we actually closed to the public for ten weeks during the beginning of this crisis for the safety of our staff and customers. During that time we operated like a warehouse fulfillment center as we shifted 100% of our sales online for curbside pickup or delivery only. There was zero walk up service as well. And while our website powered by Bottlenose Inc. worked masterfully, most new online shoppers selected more familiar brands...
2020 Events Manual

2020 Official Event Manual

Park Street Companies Official Event Manual is your guide to the global alcohol beverage industry’s major competitions, trade shows, and events. For questions or more information on the competitions and events listed in the Event Manual, please contact our marketing team...
Routes to the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Market for Entrepreneurial Brands (2019)

Routes to the U.S. Beverage Alcohol Market for Entrepreneurial Brands (2019)

The U.S. proves to be complex with varying regulations and barriers to entry. This presentation provides strategies for development and execution in entering key states within the U.S. Topics covered include commercial and industry trends, strategic development and execution, U.S. market industry insights, and distribution. Presented by Director of Client Development, Sarah Nagel Sisisky at the San Antonio Cocktail...
Park street event manual

Event Manual (2019)

Park Street Companies Official Event Manual is your guide to the global alcohol beverage industry’s major competitions, trade shows, and events. For questions or more information on the competitions and events listed in the Event Manual, please contact our marketing team...

Craft Spirits Data Project (2018)

Park Street Companies teamed up with the American Craft Spirits Association (ACSA) and the International Wine and Spirits Research (IWSR) to analyze the market from the distillers’ perspective. The main goal of the Craft Spirits Data Project is to represent the growing craft spirits industry and its impact on our...