Month: January 2013

  • Indecision may or may not be my problem!!

          Coors expansion into the eastern United States in the early 70’s created quite a stir as it was not unusual for Coors to receive more than 1,000 franchise applications in a major market.  The applicants came from various backgrounds, but most had no experience in the beer industry.  Because even small franchises were […]

  • Are you trying to get the sun past a rooster?

      I used to like to play competitive golf and did so until 10 years ago.  These tournaments were local, regional and state events.  Over the years, I noticed that an increasingly large number of contestants were reinstated amateurs who, at one time, had been professional golfers.  Most of these golfers were very competitive and frequently lead or […]

  • Everybody wants to get to heaven but nobody wants to die!

          By the mid 90’s, Glazer’s corporate office had decided to expand their beer portfolio and to purchase beer distributorships.  In retrospect, this decision should have been well received by the industry, however, the affect was just the opposite.  For many years, Glazer’s had been the statewide distributor for Heineken in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.  […]

  • All we’re doing is rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic..

           During the first years in the beer business, while riding trucks as a helper,  as we would drive to the next stop, the drivers would talk about brands from the 40’s and 50’s that had died and gone away.  While I found their stories interesting, little did I know that there were a number of […]