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05.2009

Massachusetts Beverage Business

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LIQUOR and the LAW GO ONLINE

THE NATIONAL BEER WHOLESALER ASSOCIATION (NBWA) has launched www.AlcoholLawReview.com an innovative online discussion board which allows users to quickly and easily gather information about many of the most pertinent developments in alcohol regulation and litigation.  The website facilitates dialogue about current alcohol law cases, legal challenges and issues around the country.  “From local courts to the Supreme Court of the United States, alcohol continues to be a subject of legal debate,” said NBWA President Craig [...] Read More »

WILL BEER BE WELCOME in NH LIQUOR STORES?

NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE LIQUOR STORES SELL WINE liquor and lottery tickets but they don’t sell beer. For now. McKinsey & Company, a global consulting firm looking at ways to boost state liquor store profitability, suggested that selling beer from the stores could net New Hampshire six million dollars a year. The idea is one of several suggested by the firm. Commissioner Mark Bodi said that they are proposing to sell beer in some of the [...] Read More »

IRISH DRINKERS HEAD for the BORDER

TIMES ARE TOUGH indeed in Ireland. According to a report released by the Drinks Industry Group of Ireland alcohol consumption dropped dramatically last year because of the weak economy and cross-border sales in Northern Ireland, bringing average consumption levels in 2OO8 back to where they were a decade ago. The volume of alcohol consumption declined by nearly 6 percent in 2OO8, compared with an increase of 2.5 percent the previous year. The chairman of the [...] Read More »

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