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Daily Archive: March 17, 2020

Top Players Report Surging Off-Premise Sales, As On-Premise Shuts Down

Leading drinks industry players are adapting to a new reality this week, with the coronavirus outbreak shutting down the on-premise in many U.S. states. Continue reading →

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Amid Restaurant and Bar Closures, Northeast Operators Receive Carry-Out Sales Waiver

Yesterday’s announcement from the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut that all restaurant and bars must suspend on-premise sales effective today in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak also provides a limited-time waiver for some licensees, along with producers, to sell their products for off-premise consumption. Continue reading →

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As Liquor Retailers Cope With Covid 19, PLCB Shutters All Stores And Online Sales Indefinitely

Retailers are experiencing a run on inventory nationwide, but they’re also facing closures as consumers load up on supplies and officials take steps to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Continue reading →

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News Briefs for March 17, 2020

•Opici Family Distributing has acquired wine wholesaler Organic Vintages for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading →

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Coronavirus Prompts Jump In Cannabis Sales

With bars and restaurants closing across the country and more dire predictions coming from health experts like clockwork, the full extent of the consequences of the novel coronavirus are becoming clearer. While other sectors of the economy are bracing for severe financial hardship, the cannabis industry has not yet felt the pain. Continue reading →

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Canopy Growth Rolls Out First Cannabis Drinks

Canopy Growth’s first cannabis beverage will launch across Canada this week. Continue reading →

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