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News Briefs for September 2, 2016

•Following yesterday’s announcement that retailers Total Wine & More and BevMax will reverse course and stop marketing spirits prices below the state-mandated minimum in Connecticut, Total Wine noted in a statement that its compromise arrangement with the state’s Department of Consumer Protection (DCP) “made no admission of wrongdoing or liability, and DCP didn’t find there to be any wrongdoing or liability on Total Wine & More’s part.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 2, 2016

Connecticut Retailers Agree To Obey Minimum Pricing Law

Total Wine & More and BevMax have agreed to conform to Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules for wine and spirits, just days after announcing they would openly defy the law, which they say artificially forces higher prices on to consumers. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 1, 2016

Total Wine Under Investigation For Flouting Connecticut’s Minimum Pricing Rules

Last week, Total Wine & More filed a federal lawsuit aimed at overturning Connecticut’s minimum pricing rules for wine and spirits. Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 29, 2016

Total Wine Sues Connecticut Over Minimum Pricing

Asserting “price-fixing by wholesalers and retailers,” Total Wine & More is challenging Connecticut’s mandatory minimum pricing rules on wine and spirits on the grounds that the state’s regulations constitute “a restraint of trade and a violation of the federal Sherman anti-trust act.” Continue reading →

Posted in News on August 24, 2016

Connecticut Eases License Limits, Extends Store Hours For Liquor Retailers

Connecticut has loosened some of its laws governing retail alcohol sales along with its latest state budget. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 10, 2015

News Briefs for May 28, 2013

•Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has signed a new beverage alcohol bill, allowing for the sale of malt-based beverages in pouch packaging. Continue reading →

Posted in News on May 28, 2013

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