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June 29, 2017

Issue: Massachusetts liquor laws state that retailers must set the price of alcohol beverages above the “invoiced cost”, which they define as the “net cost appearing on the invoice.” This can be thought of as the “sell-above-cost” rule. Essentially this means that liquor stores may not sell any alcohol below the cost they paid for it. This ensures that large discounts or other promotions that would reduce prices considerably f...

May 3, 2017

Below is a white paper from Total Wine & More recommending an important change to Mass alcohol laws: allowing alcohol retailers to pass on discounts from buying in bulk to their consumers. If they get a discount, shouldn't you?

Re: Cumulative Quantity Discounts

Dear Members of the Alcohol Task Force:

I am writing on behalf of Total Wine & More regarding the request by the Alcohol Task Force for input into certain laws, regulation...

May 3, 2017

Below is a White Paper that Total Wine and More submitted to the Alcohol Task Force recommending a common sense fix that will foster better relationships between alcohol retailers and their customers, all while saving those customers money: 

Dear Members of the Alcohol Task Force:

I am writing on behalf of Total Wine & More regarding the request by the Alcohol Task Force for input into certain laws, regulation s and practices co...

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