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02.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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SEEKING a LIFT FROM LIQUOR

ACROSS THE COUNTRY state budgets everywhere are desperately in need of additional revenue. In New Hampshire, the hope is that a change in the way liquor is sold will generate much needed funds to help with the $25O million deficit the state is facing. New Hampshire State Liquor Commissioner Mark Bodi told lawmakers in December that his agency is developing a plan that would end the state’s 75-year monopoly on liquor sales. Grocery stores, which [...] Read More »

TOBACCO SALES ALL BUT STUBBED OUT

IT’S BUTT’S OUT TIME IN BOSTON. In December Boston health regulators banned cigarette sales in drugstores and on college campuses, giving the city some of the most stringent antismoking laws in the nation. The rules, approved unanimously by the Boston Public Health Commission, mean that starting in February, about 75 pharmacies and a handful of campus convenience stores will be prohibited from selling all tobacco products. Starting immediately, smoking will not be permitted on the [...] Read More »

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