Total Wine & More

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Total Wine & More
Type Private
Industry Retail
Founded 1991 (1991)
Founders David and Robert Trone
Headquarters Potomac, Maryland
Number of locations 113 stores (2014)
Products Wine, spirits, beer, cigars, gifts, accessories
Employees more than 3,000
Website www.totalwine.com

Total Wine & More is an American alcohol retailer founded in 1991 by brothers David and Robert Trone through the opening of its first wine store in Milltown, Delaware.

The stores are from 9,000–50,000 square feet (840–4,650 m2) in size. They also provide in-house publications to their customers, including Total Wine & More's Guide to Wine, the Total Wine & More Total Guide to Beer, Guide to Spirits, a quarterly Buying Guide which lists brands and prices, and a quarterly newsletter (The Wine Advisor).

Total Wine currently has 113 locations in 16 states:[1] Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia and Washington. The majority of the Total Wine & More stores offer educational classes about wine, beer and spirits, special events to meet the industry professionals, and free weekly tastings.[2]

The company's 2012 revenue was estimated to be $1.3 billion.[3]

History[edit]

In 1998, Total Wine & More purchased five Total Beverage stores from the Dart Group. Following the purchase, Total Wine grew slowly until 2002, when other executives were brought in from major retailers like BJ's, Hechinger, The Home Depot, Hecht's, and others; this allowed steady expansion thereafter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Total Wine & More". Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Total Wine & More Classes & Events". Retrieved 26 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Allison, Melissa (27 June 2012). "2 big-box liquor-store chains may make stir in Washington". Seattle Times. Retrieved 30 June 2012. 

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