Monday Morning Briefing #7

  • New York State Liquor Authority is set to release a new set of rules regarding fees associated to delivery
  • The new rule could either reduce income from fees or require the delivery services be listed on every liquor license they deliver for

Just last week, we brought you the story about GrubHub’s alleged predatory behavior against its on clients. Now, the New York Post is reporting that the state’s liquor control agency is crafting new rules that will drastically change the way delivery services operate in their industry. While nothing is certain yet, there are two likely possibilities for the new rules. One would restrict the amount of income the companies can make off of the fees from the delivery of alcohol. The other would require each company to be named on each liquor license that they end up delivering for.

We don’t have to tell you how much of a rift the second would cause in the delivery of alcohol. The process of obtaining a liquor license is hard enough, adding another party complicates things greatly. When it comes to decreased income from their fees, it could cause the companies to ratchet up their own fees to compensate. Either way, it might be time to think about how you can simplify your delivery process without the need for outside providers.

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  • CEO of Brown-Forman Lawson Whiting goes against industry leaders sentiment that the craft distillery market isn’t as strong as they say
  •  He discussed the strengths of brands like Brown-Forman to outlast the industry disruption
In a recent interview with The Spirits Business the CEO of Brown-Forman, Lawson Whiting discussed the proliferation of craft distilleries in the industry. Most industry leaders and talking heads have highlighted their rise in sales and in popularity. He goes against the popular opinion and makes the case that their small production and brands have not caused the disruption that people have expected. In fact, his company’s net sales grew last year. At the end of the day, the industry will always have big and small players. As a liquor store owner, its important to keep the big brands but also give attention to the new bottles on the market.

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  • BevMax has launched their new ecommerce website
  • Contact us today to learn how you can get a website that takes your store to the next level
While it’s not breaking industry news, it is important to us and it should be important to you too! We love their new website and we can’t wait until we can help as many other liquor stores to help them build their ecommerce empires.

Contact us today to learn more about we can help build you an amazing new website and mobile app!