Day in the Life of a Beer Delivery Driver

N.C. Representative Jason Saine joins Chad Baugham of Standard Distributors for a day of making beer deliveries to retail accounts in Lincoln County.

The Bottle Picking Process in a Wine Warehouse

It’s a labor-intensive and expensive process to fulfill custom wine orders to NC retailers.

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U.S. Wine Business at Crossroads

The U.S. wine business has been making a lot of news lately, but for many of the wrong reasons.  A report shows that wine consumption is only showing growth among American customers over the age of 60.   Overall, the volume of wine sold in the U.S. has contracted for the second straight year and, with a possible recession looming,

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Beer, Wine Sales Decline Post-Pandemic

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