Spratt to Chair Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission

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Christine Spratt, General Manager and Vice-President of Golden Eagle Distributing in Mount Pleasant, was elected Chairperson of the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Commission on June 23, 2020. She became...

How Alcohol Retailers Have Evolved with COVID-19

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Who could have imagined our present world back in early March? Before the virus swept destructively across America, few could have foreseen how vital masks and hand sanitizer were about to become...

What Alcohol Consumers Are Buying, Months into COVID-19

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Forget months, March 2020 feels like it happened years ago. COVID-19 caught the country unprepared for a pandemic. Like everybody else, beverage alcohol retailers had to adapt rapidly. They faced a surge of panic purchases,...

Recognizing the Top Alcohol Brands and Trends

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EPG Media annually recognizes the fastest-selling spirits and wine alcohol brands, and their top producers, with our Growth Brands Awards. We were set to present these prizes at Las Vegas during WSWA 2020, but obviously that did...

How Liquor Stores Adapted to the COVID-19 Crisis

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Alcohol remains essential. As states across the country reacted to the coronavirus outbreak by locking down businesses — devastating on-premise — liquor stores wondered whether they, too, would have to shutter. So far, with rare...

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...

Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division Releases Annual Report

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The Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has released its fiscal year 2019 annual report. Overall, total liquor sales increased 6.1% over the previous fiscal year to $339 million, and $126 million was transferred to the...

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,...

Virginia ABC Welcomes Autumn Harvest of New Products

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The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority (ABC) has added 17 new products to its catalog of more than 3,000 distilled spirits, Virginia wines and mixers. This autumn’s class of spirits represent a variety of categories...

Inside a Washington State Cannabis Grow Operation

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Cannabis is big business in Washington State. Six years after the state first legalized recreational pot, the industry has grown to $361 million in annual revenue. This requires constant crop harvests to keep up....

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