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Retailer of the Year: Cork Liquors

Wednesday, January 13, 2016  
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We are excited to congratulate the Scheidt family on being named Retailer of the Year by Beverage Dynamics.


The first 2016 Retailer of the Year is a family-owned chain of about a dozen stores located in and around Columbus, Indiana. Cork Liquors is owned by Warren Scheidt, an active member of the beverage alcohol industry who’s the current president of the American Beverage Licensees (ABL), a trade association for on- and off-premise retailers. Warren's son, Travis, is also a board member of IABR.

The first Cork location opened in Columbus in 1982, after Warren’s family obtained a permit for a new store in town in partnership with his parents Virgil and Bettie, and his brother Don.


Beverage Dynamics began presenting individual “Retailer of the Year” awards in 1996. Over the years, we’ve profiled dozens of industry leaders; these are the best of the best. This year, we’ve expanded the tradition by awarding our top honor to two retailers, recognizing a regional chain and a two-store operation looking to expand. Congratulations to Cork Liquors and Half Time Beverage, the 2016 Retailers of the Year!


Click here to read the three page spread on Cork Liquors!

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