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Realignment at the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division

As an agency that has been around since the repeal of Prohibition, the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division (ABD) has undergone many changes throughout the years — and 2023 was no exception. Until recently, the agency...

The 2023 Wine Growth Brands Awards: The Top Bottles

After some slight ups and downs during the first three years of the pandemic, total wine consumption took a dip in 2022. It decreased 1.1% last year to 344.1 million 9-liter cases, according to...
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Our 2022 Holiday Alcohol Gift Guide

Every year we round up a variety of holiday gifting options, sure to bring a smile to friends and family. From limited-edition packaging to new releases and value add-ons, we cover a variety of...

In Alcohol Retail, Cleanliness is Next to Profitability

"Cleanliness is Next to Godliness" comes from Charles Wesley, credited as the founder of the Methodist Church, though perhaps the phrase can be adapted to our retail stores as, “Cleanliness is Next to Profitability.” We...

The Alcohol Brands Driving Meaningful Change in DEI

The recent, much-needed emphasis on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the beverage alcohol industry is reflected by the rise of successful brands with diverse ownership. Gradually, industry leaders represent a broader range of...

Why Single Barrel Store Pick Whiskeys are Gaining Popularity

Something interesting happened with store pick whiskeys in 2020. Retailers and clubs have selected and bottled their own single barrel whiskeys for some time. About a decade ago, pioneers like Lincoln Road Package Store in Mississippi, and Tippins...

What Alcohol Consumers are Buying During the COVID-19 Crisis

iquor stores nationwide have evolved with the coronavirus outbreak. While this crisis sadly decimated the on-premise industry, COVID-19 has sparked a sales boom for beverage alcohol retailers. Unable to visit bars and restaurants —...

Vermont Raises the Bar

Sluggish revenue. Antiquated warehouse processes. The growing threat of privatization. These were just some of the challenges facing Vermont’s Division of Liquor Control a few short years ago. But new leadership, and a top-down...

NHLC Surpasses $2.3 Million in Fundraising Effort

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...

7 American Whiskey Trends in 2020

Brown spirits continue to boom in America. Although consumer education remains a bit behind — many people still don’t know the difference between bourbon and whiskey — interest in distilled spirits is very high. This is obviously...

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