January Press Scan - Restaurants

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Restaurants - Southeast

The required information for 15 unique news articles have been provided in rows 32-46 of the “Restaurants - Southeast” tab of the attached spreadsheet. Restaurants that have opened new locations in Florida in January 2020 include Jollibee, Captain D’s, Zaxby’s, and others.

Selected Findings

  • Biscuit Belly opened a new restaurant in Louisville, Kentucky on December 18, 2019.
  • Captain D’s opened a new restaurant in Lewisburg, Tennessee on December 19, 2019.
  • BurgerFi opened a new restaurant in Dania Beach, Florida on December 20, 2019.
  • The Flying Biscuit Café opened a new restaurant in Greenville, South Carolina on December 23, 2019.
  • Stoner's Pizza Joint opened a new restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia on January 9, 2020.
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Restaurants - Mountain West

Some unique news articles or media releases that discuss the requested topics have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. A short brief of the findings is presented below.

Press Scan: Restaurants Mountain West

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Beverage - Southeast

Some unique news articles or media releases that discuss the requested topics have been provided in the attached spreadsheet. A short brief of the findings is presented below.
  • Spirits Wine Cellar is planning to expand its store location to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, by the end of January 2020.
  • Four Alabama breweries, including Good People, Avondale, Straight to Ale, and Druid City, were merged and became Southern Brewers Cooperative.
  • Maryland based DuClaw Brewing Company, planning to launch a trio of new beers consisting oat milk, which is known for its creaminess.
  • Motorworks Brewing, a Florida based brewery, has introduced changes and made some innovations in each beer's can. The company featured faces of four different smiling shelter dogs with an idea to raise awareness and raise funds for shelter dogs.
  • Flo Rida, in collaboration with Victor G Harvey, chief executive officer of Victor George Spirits, plans to build a facility in Florida to introduce additional lines including whiskey, gin, tequila, and specialty liqueurs.
  • Jensen’s Liquors expanded its store by opening its retail location in the city’s historic Miami River district.
  • A Georgia brewery has shown innovation in its manufacturing process. The company has installed 720 solar panels to reduce its energy consumption by 30% in manufacturing beer.
  • Georgia-based Reformation Brewery expanded its store with the opening of a third location on Riverview Road.
  • Walmart liquor store retails wine, beer, and spirits. The company plans to open a new liquor store in Myrtle Beach.
  • Hi-Wire Brewing, a North Carolina based company, plans to launch a separate brand, Old North Premium Lager, which is available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans, twelve-packs of 12-ounce cans, and 16-ounce single cans.
  • Based in West Virginia, Swilled Dog Cider plans to launch some refreshing line of craft ciders to state-wide distribution across Florida and Virginia.
  • Oskar Blues Brewery that operates a brewery in North Carolina plans to launch two new rotating series of beers in 2020.
  • In 2020, Grand Central Brewhouse, a brewing company, plans to open a new beer garden in St. Petersburg's Grand Central District, Florida.
  • Georgia Aquarium and Atlanta Brewing Company have launched its new craft beer collection of beer, brewed with pineapple flavor.
  • Monday Night Brewing, Georgia based brewery has launched a handcrafted brewed series consisting of IPA style beer, which is a light-colored beer.

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Beverage - Mountain West

Rows 32-46 of the "Beverage — Mountain West" tab of the attached spreadsheet have been completed. News articles about the beverage industry in Mountain West included topics such as companies opening new locations or moving to bigger and more conveniently located spaces, an acquisition of a brewery by a private equity (PE) group, new product launches, and established products being introduced in the new markets.

Selected Findings

  • On January 8, 2020, The Spirits Business reported that Denter Brick, another Utah-based distillery, is launching a $1 million crowdfunding campaign to grow its business, which is supposed to attract potential buyers.
  • On January 8, 2020, The Forbes M+A Group announced that it was an exclusive adviser of Utah-based Moab Brewery on its sale to a PE group from Arizona.
  • On January 19, 2020, Brewbound reported that Cascade Brewing released its first sour beer in cans. Idaho is one of the four states where four packs of the product can be bought through very limited distribution.
  • On January 22, 2020, it was announced on BevNet that Ogden's Own, the largest privately-owned distillery in Utah, made a deal with Lee's Liquors to sell its spirits with 22 of its stores.
  • On January 11, 2020, Idaho-based Mother Earth Brewing Company announced the return of its popular beer, Fantasy Island Coconut Brown Ale.
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Sports - Southeast

The requested news articles or media releases for Sports in the Southeast region are outlined in rows 32-46 of the attached spreadsheet. The media releases include articles on the revenue of a university-sports organization for 2018-2019, a sports company's plans of expansion, increased media presence through community outreach and partnerships, new product launches and company acquisition.

Selected Findings

  • A US digital sports media outlet, Bleacher Report, showcases its new football brand, Gridiron, at the Super Bowl in South Florida on January 28, 2020.
  • The sports organization A+ Squash has increased its media presence by bringing the sport of squash to the underprivileged youth of Atlanta, Georgia last January 30, 2020.
  • Florida Panthers has made an innovation in its organization by partnering with Ultimate Software as its official HR/Payroll provider last January 14, 2020.
  • PlayerSpace, the sports program management technology company that is based in North Carolina has been acquired by Daxco, a software company, last January 27, 2020.
  • ASUN Group announces plans of expansion to 20 schools last January 23, 2020.
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Sports - Mountain West

The requested news articles and media releases concerning professional sports in the Mountain West region are outlined in rows 32-52 of the attached spreadsheet. The list of 21 media reports includes articles on the management changes, business partnerships, acquisitions, expansion plans, media contracts, player signups, retail/e-commerce, innovation, lawsuits, regulations, and others.

Selected Findings

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