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IABD Launches App to Help Verify Customer’s Age

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The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) announced today it has released a mobile application to help retailers determine the age of customers attempting to purchase alcohol, tobacco, alternative nicotine, and vapor products. “This app is...

Ohio Named 2019 Control States Best Practices ‘Best of the Best’

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For the fifth year, StateWays is proud to recognize the most innovative programs and ideas in the control state system with our Best Practices Awards. This year, winning agencies represent the best in retailing,...

Mississippi Invests in Spirits Warehouse Operations

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The Distilled Spirits Council today commended the Mississippi House and Senate for approving the Council-backed Mississippi appropriations bill, which includes a $4 million appropriation for a new Mississippi ABC warehouse. “We are pleased to have...

Painter Steps Down As Chairman of VABC Board of Directors

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After more than a decade of service to the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC), Chairman Jeff Painter last week announced his departure from the organization, effective Dec. 1. “Jeff’s steady leadership and deliberate decision...

Virginia ABC Receives 2 National Awards for Marketing and Logistics

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The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) was recently honored with two awards for its innovation and excellence in marketing and logistics initiatives over the past year by StateWays Magazine, a national industry publication...

North Carolina Takes Step Toward Greater Consumer Spirits Shopping Convenience

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The legislation, HB 91, would allow local ABC boards to set retail days and hours of operation as they so choose. It would also permit preplanned tasting events in ABC stores where adult consumers could...

Regulating Cannabis in 2020

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We have entered the world of Cannabis 2.0. Or so the Washington Liquor and Cannabis Board has proposed, coining the phrase in two recent bills meant to help modernize the maturing legal market in...

Jeffrey L. Painter Voted Incoming Chair-Elect To NABCA Board

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Jeffrey L. Painter, chairman of the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (Virginia ABC), was today voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2017, when...

Pennsylvania Senate Introduces Legislation Expanding Consumer Access to Distilled Spirits

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The Distilled Spirits Council lauded legislation introduced by State Senator Gene Yaw (R-23) that would expand the number of outlets permitted to sell spirits in Pennsylvania.   The legislation, SB 548, would increase the number of...

NHLC Surpasses $2.3 Million in Fundraising Effort

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Over the past five years, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) has helped raise over $2.3 million for New Hampshire nonprofit organizations. Beginning in 2015, NHLC leadership undertook an effort to develop strategic partnerships with...

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