Latest Alcoholic beverage retail News

Wyoming town debates length of liquor license suspensions

Feb. 10, 2020 1:16 PM EST

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The penalty for liquor license holders in a Wyoming town who repeatedly sell alcohol to minors could be reduced from a suspension of four months to 10 days. The proposed change is part of an overhaul to municipal liquor codes in Jackson, The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported ...

Beer maker Carlsberg sees 2019 profits rise on strong sales

Feb. 4, 2020 6:29 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish brewer Carlsberg says its 2019 net profit rose nearly 24 % to 6.6 billion kroner ($977 million) on strong beer sales in major markets, but noted it had lost market share in Russian due to tough competition. The company said Tuesday its revenue increased 5.4% to 65.9...

This undated image provided by Michelob ULTRA shows from left, Brooke Sweat, John Cena, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Jimmy Fallon in a scene from the company's 2020 Super Bowl NFL football spot.  Michelob Ultra stresses its low calories and low carbs in an ad that shows talk show host Jimmy Fallon and wrestler John Cena working out. (Michelob ULTRA via AP)

Drinkers want fizz, low carbs, and Super Bowl ads reflect it

Jan. 30, 2020 5:57 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — When Americans crack open a cold one during Sunday's Super Bowl, it might not be a traditional domestic beer. Sales of classic beers like Bud Light have been dropping for nearly a decade as new choices hit the shelves. First, it was a host of craft beers. Now, there are fizzy, fruit-flavored...

Bill allowing beer sales with curbside groceries moves on

Jan. 28, 2020 2:04 PM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A bill allowing people in South Carolina to use a shopping service to buy beer and wine as well as groceries and have them delivered to their car is a step closer to being passed. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill Tuesday after agreeing to changes including prohibiting...

Kansas Memorial Union restaurant tries beer and wine sales

Jan. 21, 2020 5:09 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A restaurant at Memorial Union at the University of Kansas began selling beer and alcohol Tuesday, as a way to “test the waters” for future businesses that might want to offer alcohol on campus, the union's director said. Impromptu Cafe is the only place on campus...

Stronger beer in Utah weakens sales in border communities

Jan. 15, 2020 3:42 PM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Businesses in communities bordering Utah say the state's new and stronger beer allowances have hurt sales. The beer sales have dropped about 20% to 30% in Utah-bordering communities in Wyoming, Idaho, Nevada and Colorado, The Salt Lake Tribune reports. The drop in sales came after...

Rhode Island finds people bought less beer and wine in 2019

Dec. 29, 2019 4:30 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island is on track to have its fourth consecutive annual decline in beer sales at liquor stores, according to the state's Division of Taxation. The amount of beer purchased at liquor stores dropped from 18.1 million gallons in the first 10 months of 2018 to 14.8 million...

Proposed class-action suit calls Iowa liquor markups illegal

Dec. 23, 2019 4:58 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A proposed class-action lawsuit filed on behalf of liquor retailers alleges that the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division illegally marked up the price of their products for years. The lawsuit comes days after the division's former comptroller filed his own lawsuit alleging he was...

In this Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2019 photo, Andrew Gray, owner of Eddie’s Liquor in Edmond, Okla., checks out customer Brien Mikell  after Oklahoma County commissioners earlier in the day voted to ask voters to decide whether liquor stores in the county should be allowed to be open on Sundays. Oklahoma County, the state’s largest, became the seventh and last county in the state to meet a deadline to put the question on the March 3 ballot. (AP Photo/Ken Miller)

7 Oklahoma counties to vote on Sunday liquor store sales

Dec. 23, 2019 1:18 PM EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Voters in seven Oklahoma counties will decide next year whether to allow liquor stores to open on Sundays, in a continued push to expand the state's market for booze. The measure will appear on ballots March 3, or “Super Tuesday” — the day for presidential primary...

University of South Carolina to sell beer, wine at games

Dec. 18, 2019 5:12 AM EST

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — University of South Carolina fans will soon join a handful of other SEC schools in allowing alcohol sales at home athletic events. The policy was approved by the University of South Carolina board of trustees on Tuesday, news outlets reported. Sales of beer and wine will begin at...