Saturday, August 24th, 2019

Wholesale retreat in liquor wars for now


The Associated Press is reporting Assembly Speaker Robin Vos saying the proposed change in the liquor distribution law will not be in the state budget.

Opponents say the changes being sought would require that a contract between a wholesaler and an alcohol supplier remain in place, even if the distributorship is transferred to another owner.

The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States says that would result in the wholesaler having a lock on a brand, giving them no incentive to keep prices competitive.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday the law change will not be in the budget.

Of course, I broke the story about the controversy over at RightWisconsin, and I did a follow-up there as well.

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