Archive for the ‘Business Tips for Wine Shop Owners’ Category

Is Traditional Wine Retail Dyin

June 20th, 2017

Could be. If so, it’s a slow death, since we’re all still here and the article asking this question is something I unearthed from 2015! This isn’t a story of big box retailers, online behemoths, and supermarket chains eating our … Continue reading

Insurance Coverage and a Strict No-Peacock Poli

June 13th, 2017

Your wine shop is covered for peacock intrusion, right?    

Wine and Politics – (A GSM Classi

June 6th, 2017

As we learn that normal people – meaning people not in the Washington, DC bubble – are rescheduling meetings and arranging viewing parties for James Comey’s testimony later this week, I’m reminded of an old GSM post. It got a … Continue reading

Retail Wine Strategy: Competing On Price is a Mista

May 30th, 2017

You may think you are competing on price in your retail wine shop, but your customers know otherwise.

Are You A Wine Exper

May 23rd, 2017

As a wine shop owner, you better be a wine expert or your chances of attracting and keeping your best customers is severely limited.

Handling Theft in Your Retail Wine Sh

May 16th, 2017

Honor among thieves may be the first rule of retail theft, but apparently the second is real men don’t steal pink wine.

Climate Change, Other Big Shifts, and How They Affect Your Wine Sh

May 9th, 2017

At Vinexpo this June in France, will include a panel of experts discussing climate change and its effect on the wine industry. What should that mean to you and your local wine shop?

Recurring Revenue – Your Wine Shop’s Holy Gra

May 2nd, 2017

In the vast majority of businesses, recurring revenue is about as desirable as it gets. How can wine shops achieve it?

The Changing Face of Retail and Your Wine Shop, Part

April 25th, 2017

Following up on last week’s column, we came across another reminder that if you’re not willing to be creative, someone is going to come eat your proverbial lunch.    

The Changing Face of Retail and Your Wine Sh

April 18th, 2017

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – and hibernating – for the past decade, you know that retail is undergoing a seismic shift brought about largely by the internet and ecommerce. What do these changes mean for your wine shop?