RTDS Embrace Craft

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The ready-to-drink (RTD) category has come a long way from cheap, sugary, pre-packaged cocktails commonly found on the bottom shelf. From these humble beginnings RTDs have evolved by embracing the craft movement. Now these...

Live from the NABCA Convention

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The theme of this year’s NABCA Annual Convention, held at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, was “Building Bridges.” Appropriately chosen by NABCA Chairman and Michigan LCC Commissioner Andy Deloney (hailing from a state with...

Protecting and Serving

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Public safety is paramount for any alcohol regulatory organization, including Montana. The state’s ABC Division administers 97 agency liquor stores, operates a warehouse that distributes alcohol throughout the state and oversees licensing for on-premise...

Here Comes Cannabis

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The movement to legalize cannabis continues to gather steam throughout America. Four more states, plus the District of Columbia, approved recreational pot by way of voter referendum in 2017. These gains increased the number of...

Advancing Future Value

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In any business, it’s essential to focus on both long- and short-term goals to assure continued success. For Jeff Painter, carefully planning for the future has been a major priority ever since he assumed...

2018 Growth Brands Wine & Spirits

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Keeping up with hundreds (if not thousands) of new product releases every year is a daunting task for retailers. How can members of the trade know which products to stock, which to drop and...

Protecting Municipal Assets

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The years of Prohibition brought about a tremendous change within the liquor industry and one such change was the establishment of municipal liquor stores, which were started after Prohibition ended as a means for...

How Imported Vodka Will Perform in 2018

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Imported vodka brands face a challenging environment in the U.S. market. Overall growth remains fairly flat and imports face competition from domestic vodka and American craft brands. And of course, brown spirits (especially whiskey)...

Alabama ABC Wins with a Well-Rounded Customer Approach

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Everything the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board (ABC) does has one primary end goal: to better serve its customers. The Montgomery- based agency is committed to continuous improvement across all areas in order to...

Daniel Noble Voted Incoming Chair-Elect To NABCA Board

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Daniel W. Noble, director of the Wyoming Department of Revenue, has been voted chair-elect to the NABCA Board of Directors. He will assume responsibilities of this position in May 2018, when current chair-elect Jeffrey L....

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