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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

Pennsylvania Congress Approves Wine In Groceries And Direct Shipping As Governor Mulls Bill

Pennsylvania’s state congress has approved a sweeping bill that would allow wine sales in some grocery outlets and direct shipping of wine to consumers, among other changes. Continue reading →

Posted in News on June 8, 2016

News Briefs for January 15, 2016

•Suntory Holdings president and CEO Takeshi Niinami has ruled out a bid for the Peroni and Grolsch beer brands, which have been put on the block by Anheuser-Busch InBev as part of its pending acquisition of SABMiller.  Continue reading →

Posted in News on January 15, 2016

News Briefs for October 29, 2015

•Delicato Family Vineyards-owned boxed wine brand Bota Box has launched a new dark red blend, Nighthawk Black. Continue reading →

Posted in News on October 29, 2015

Former PLCB Marketing And Merchandising Director Charged With Taking Bribes

Former Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board executive James Short, who served as director of marketing and merchandising from 2003-2012, is expected to plead guilty to federal charges alleging he took bribes and kickbacks in return for favoring certain products in the PLCB retail system. Continue reading →

Posted in News on September 1, 2015

After House Privatization Vote, Pennsylvania Senator Proposes Modernization Plan For PLCB

Pennsylvania state Senator Jim Brewster has outlined a plan to modernize the state’s retail and wholesale wine and spirits businesses, offering an alternative to the privatization bill recently passed by the state’s House of Representatives. Continue reading →

Posted in News on March 2, 2015

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