Latest Alcoholic beverage retail News

Report: COVID-19 pandemic driving alcohol sales in Wisconsin

Sep. 08, 2021 06:02 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new report suggests people are buying dramatically more alcohol as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on. Revenue from state excise taxes on alcohol during the fiscal year that ended June 30 totaled $73.8 million, up almost 17% from $63.3 million the...

Puerto Rico to limit alcohol sales, gatherings amid pandemic

Aug. 30, 2021 18:08 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor on Monday announced new restrictions to fight a rise in COVID-19 cases, including closing certain private businesses and banning alcohol sales after midnight. Social activities such as concerts, weddings, birthdays...

Kansas State will limit beer sales during football games

Aug. 24, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football fans will not be able to buy beer or wine at concession stands throughout Bill Snyder Stadium during the upcoming football season. A year after expanding access to beer and alcohol, the university said this week that it is...

Liquor commission generates $801M in gross sales

Aug. 07, 2021 12:28 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire Liquor Commission says it has generated an all-time high in total gross sales of $801 million during Fiscal Year 2021. That's an increase of nearly 5%, or $35 million, over the previous year. The commission...

Pandemic weighs down German beer sales again in 1st half

Jul. 30, 2021 04:53 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German beer sales in this year's first half were 2.7% lower than a year earlier, dragged lower by closures of bars and restaurants that stretched through winter and into spring, official data showed Friday. German-based breweries and distributors sold...

South Africa's virus cases decline, liquor sales allowed

Jul. 26, 2021 10:10 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's government has lifted a ban on liquor sales and relaxed other pandemic restrictions, reporting that a recent spike in coronavirus cases has passed its peak, the president said. President Cyril Ramaphosa said in an address to the...

Missouri Gov. Parson signs bill for to-go cocktails

Jul. 07, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri restaurants will be able to sell to-go cocktails permanently under a bill signed into law by Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Wednesday. When restaurants had their indoor capacities limited during the coronavirus pandemic, the Missouri...

The Latest: South Africa resumes restrictions to fight surge

Jun. 27, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa has reintroduced tough restrictions including a ban on alcohol sales and an extended nightly curfew as it fights a fast-increasing surge of COVID-19 cases. President Cyril Ramaphosa says the delta variant that was first discovered in India...

South Africa tightens restrictions to fight resurgent virus

Jun. 27, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Battling a fast-increasing surge of COVID-19 cases, South Africa has reintroduced tough restrictions including a ban on alcohol sales and an extended nightly curfew. The delta variant, first discovered in India, appears to be driving South Africa’s...