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Gopuff Continues Accelerated U.S. Expansion with Acquisition of Liquor Barn

June 23, 2021

Deal brings the Gopuff experience to new customers with access to instant delivery of thousands of everyday essentials as well as Liquor Barn’s premier wines, spirits and unique selection of bourbon PHILADELPHIA & LOUISVILLE (June 21, 2021) — Gopuff, the go-to solution for immediate, everyday needs, today announced that it […]

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Liquor Barn-Party Mart-Dep’s Announces Acquistion of Longtime Owensboro Retailer – J’s Liquors Tasting Bar and Cheese Shop and J’s Liquors-West Parrish in Owensboro, Kentucky

December 1, 2020

Louisville, KY (November 30, 2020) – Liquor Barn-Party Mart-DEP’S, where “Kentuckians Go To Celebrate Life” with Kentucky’s best selection of spirits, wine, beer and cigars, announces the acquisition of longtime Kentucky retailer J’s Liquors Tasting Bar and Cheese Shop and J’s Liquors–West Parrish in Owensboro, Kentucky. J’s Liquors is an […]

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E.J. Welch to acquire Gilford-Johnson assets; Schollmeyer resigns

October 20, 2020

For the second time in two weeks, E.J. Welch Company, a division of Center Rock Capital Partners’ Merit Distribution Group, has acquired assets from one of the industry’s top flooring distributors. E.J. Welch said it has now acquired the Indiana, Western Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio territories—which also includes facilities—of Gilford-Johnson […]

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Kentucky Trailblazer: Jonathan Blue

October 2, 2020

Jonathan Blue jumped on technology early, and he’s seen that move pay off exponentially as Covid-19 has drastically impacted customer purchasing habits. Blue is chairman and managing director of Blue Equity LLC, which owns 20 retail stores in Kentucky. Two years ago, shortly after the Kentucky General Assembly passed legislation […]

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City Hive Helps Liquor Businesses Manage Ever-Changing Retail Landscape of Covid19 Pandemic Re-Entry

May 28, 2020

Excerpted from After enabling retailers to manage 700% growth in online sales during the Covid19 pandemic, City Hive prepared businesses with tools to maneuver phased re-entry protocols. NEW YORK, May 26, 2020 – City Hive (, an omni-channel digital commerce and data platform used by more than 1,500 beverage […]

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Liquor sales begin to jump as coronavirus fears spread

March 16, 2020

Excerpted from Amid the coronavirus being classified a pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, John Johnson, owner of The Wine Rack, said he saw Thursday alcohol sales increase 100%. Monday and Tuesday were slow as people were “shell shocked” with the news of COVID-19’s spread—with trips only […]

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Food Finds: Bourbon cheese and the monster carnitas

April 13, 2019

Excerpted from Insider Louisville.  Beer cheese may be one of mankind’s perfect food inventions. Cheese? Good. Beer? Arguably better. But now Liquor Barn has given us something else to ponder: bourbon cheese. That’s right, the Liquor Barn and Party Mart chain, which is well-known for stocking gourmet foods as well […]

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Mukan Names Among Secret Caribbean Resorts That Are Pure Heaven on Earth

March 12, 2019

In the mood to discover an under-the-radar tropical vacation destination? Bypass the mega-resorts and crowded beaches and check out these 11 sublime Caribbean hideaways, all of which excel at relaxed luxury, discreet service, and a heavenly sense of seclusion. Mukan, Mexico Located 23 miles from the coastal hotspot of Tulum […]

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Biodiversity meets beachfront idyll at Mukan

March 7, 2019

For those who want to experience seclusion within an idyllic beach landscape, yet also enjoy luxe accommodations that make them completely forget they’re in a remote nature reserve, the Mukan Resort is where they need to be. Nestled between a pristine white sand beach and a lush, tropical jungle, Mukan […]

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Billboard battle brewing? Liquor Barn takes jab at the competition

February 7, 2019

Excerpted from Insider Louisville Local chain Liquor Barn is poking at the competition with a strategically placed billboard advertisement. Maryland-based Total Wine & More posted a billboard advertisement along Interstate 71 downtown promoting its location across Shelbyville Road from Mall St. Matthews, touting it as “worth the drive.” The liquor, beer […]

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