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.
Mixed beverage bill could impact prices for consumers
“A bill letting beer wholesalers cash in on lucrative liquor-based drinks would “expand their monopolistic advantage” and raise prices for consumers, argues a leading wine and liquor organization.
But beer wholesalers say it shouldn’t affect pricing, and that they should be able to sell products from brands they’ve spent millions promoting.
Indiana has three types of alcohol permits and no entity can hold all three.
Permit holders can deal in wine and either beer or liquor. That means categorizing a beverage as beer or liquor locks the opposing group out from business in that drink. Classifying something as wine extends access to all.”
Amazon Wanted to ‘Unlock’ the Liquor Market by Secretly Lobbying to Change Laws, Leaked Document Shows
“A confidential Amazon document obtained by Motherboard shows how the company wanted to make an aggressive push into the alcohol delivery market by launching a multi-state lobbying campaign to change alcohol licensing laws and regulations, in concert with a “limited government” think tank.”
Southern Glazer’s W&S to Acquire Distributor WEBB Banks
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