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IABD Launches App to Help Verify Customer’s Age

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...

NABCA Names Schlauch Chair-elect

Becky Schlauch, Administrator, Montana Department of Revenue, Alcoholic Beverage Control Division, was voted incoming chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. She will assume her responsibilities in May 2023, when current Chair-Elect Fred Wooton, Commissioner...

NABCA’s 84th Annual Conference Remains Virtual

With circumstances for in-person events still uncertain in the light of the COVID-19 pandemic, NABCA’s Board Chairman Zander Guy, and the Board of Directors, have decided to virtually host the 84th Annual Conference. The dates...

Fall Harvest of New Products Coming to Virginia ABC Stores

With the changing of the seasons comes new products to the shelves of Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) stores across the commonwealth. This month, Virginia ABC will introduce 33 spirits to its catalog for...

The 2021 StateWays Best Practices Awards

Our annual Best Practices Awards include the Best Overall Winner and the additional categories below. Congratulations to the 2021 winners! Best Trade/Licensee Education Program Montgomery County Alcohol Beverage Services In January of this year, Alcohol Beverage Services...

Virginia ABC: The 2021 Overall Best Practices Award Winner

Despite significant changes over the years, the Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has successfully maintained its position as one of the most innovative and forward-thinking beverage alcohol control states. After receiving authority status in...

Montgomery County Opens New Flagship Store in Potomac

Montgomery County’s Department of Alcohol Beverage Services (ABS) opened a new retail concept and flagship store, Oak Barrel & Vine, in the Cabin John Village Shopping Center in Potomac. The store had a grand opening...

Podcast: The Future of Alcohol Retail Technology

In our latest podcast episode of On & Off, the leading alcohol trade podcast, we discuss the future of technology for alcohol retail and also the on-premise. Editors Melissa Dowling and Kyle Swartz chat about how...

The Top Alcohol Retail Tech for 2021-22

Technology was already important for beverage alcohol retailers before the pandemic. Now, with consumers more accustomed to buying everything online as they prefer quicker, efficient shopping, running the right tech at your business has...

A Lesson All Retailers Can Learn from Budweiser

“Why ask why? Try Bud dry” was a 1990 advertising campaign that was successful in the introduction of light lager beers. It is also a very useful phrase in your business. Frequently we visit businesses...

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