Welcome to another edition of Uncorked News. Interesting industry info for liquor stores, beer stores, and wine shops with a splash of point of sale (POS) technology topics.
A (Cautiously) Optimistic Case for Beer-Weed Harmony
“What will legal weed do to the beer business? It’s an open-ended question with a bajillion dollars riding on it, and no one really knows how it’s going to shake out. The mystery has fathered some truly disjointed industry developments for the past half-decade! Macrobrewers have hedged against potential pot-induced ruin by staking strategic claims on the cannabis industry, only to watch with dismay or cut their losses entirely as federal legalization failed to materialize.”
Amazon CEO Pledges to ‘Double Down’ on Groceries
“Amazon’s chief executive says the company is committed to reviving its struggling physical grocery business.
“We’re just still in the early stages,” Andy Jassy told the Financial Times (FT) in an interview published Monday (Feb. 13).
“We’re hopeful that in 2023, we have a format that we want to go big on, on the physical side. We have a history of doing a lot of experimentation and doing it quickly. And then, when we find something that we like, doubling down on it, which is what we intend to do.”
UConn Research Informs Policy Debate Over Wine Sales in Grocery Stores
“As the Connecticut state legislature considers a bill that would allow grocery stores to sell wine, a group of UConn researchers has provided a comprehensive economic impact report to inform the decision-making process.
Currently, many other states allow the sale of wine in grocery stores. Connecticut only allows the sale of beer in grocery stores at this time.”
Best of the Rest
In a flurry of DFL law changes, Minnesota grocery sales of wine and beer not among them
Texas State lawmaker wants ‘canned cocktails’ sold at grocery stores
Canned cocktails are booming. California lawmakers want to make it easier to buy them
Podcast – The VinePair: Further Exploring Wine’s Challenges With Younger Consumers
Expanded Colorado wine sales are sparking fear among small liquor store owners
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