U.S. Alcohol Market has Modernized but Legacies Linger Eighty years after Prohibition Repeal, states across the country have greatly modernized their alcohol markets but some Prohibition legacies linger, according to the Distilled Spirits Council. In 1920, the 18th Amendment, popularly known as “Prohibition,” outlawed alcohol in the United States making America a “dry” country. Thirteen […]
Winemakers are luring health-conscious, weight-watching consumers to shops with low-calorie wines that are 100 calories or less per glass. U.S. television talk show host Bethenny Frankel recently launched a line of eight wines ranging from Prosecco to a red blend under her SkinnyGirl brand. The wines are marketed as having just 100 calories for a […]
Marketers know women are the primary shoppers for just about everything, which is why even ads for many male hygiene products are designed foremost to appeal to women. It’s no surprise, therefore, that companies selling alcohol-whether it’s wine, hard liquor, even beer-are trying to appeal to the female market, including by creating new products tailored […]
More than one million homebrewers in the US brew two million barrels annually, which represents a small but sizeable portion (1%) of total US production, according to a survey by The American Homebrewers Association (AHA).
Mark your calendars, RSVP for an amazing evening — fun, contests, special celebrity guests with a charitable twist. This year CLBA vendors will be challenging each other with a mixology contest. You get to be the judge! Bring your spouse, employees, or friends from the industry. No attendance fee this year — the entry requirement […]
American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and licensed beverage retailers throughout the country encourage their communities to celebrate the fourth annual Package Liquor Store Month this November. This growing tradition recognizes the contributions of the independently-owned neighborhood package liquor stores to the economy and their local communities. “America’s independent package stores provide an unparalleled variety of beer, […]
Competition from big-box stores and grocery chains that offer cheaper booze has 22 small liquor stores in Washington in danger of losing their licenses because they have fallen behind in paying taxes and fees, a newspaper said Monday. Owners of the troubled stores said they have difficulty competing with bigger stores that are better able […]
RECEIVE A $300 DONATION TO YOUR FAVORITE CHARITY Premier Payment Resources is the exclusive provider of credit card processing for CLBA members. Sign up with us before the end of the year – we promise to reduce your cost, and in the spirit of the Christmas season, we will donate $300 to your favorite charity. […]
CLBA joins colleague executives from other ABL affiliates and retailers across the US. The meetings will enable CLBA to further serve members with additional service and benefit information. In addition, ABL will provide us with additional information how the government shutdown has effected the industry and business in general.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) announced and end to testing in their lab. Fewer requests and reduced revenue was cited. Will the private labs do a better job? Read Article