ABL Statement on TTB’s Ruling on Category Management and Tied House

American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich Statement on the TTB’s Ruling on Category Management and Tied House February 12, 2016   BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau’s (TTB) Ruling 2016-1, “The Shelf Plan and Shelf Schematic Exception to the ‘Tied […]

American Beverage Licensees 14th Annual Meeting Coming to Denver in 2016

June conference will bring together leading beverage licensees and beverage alcohol industry representatives Bethesda, MD – February 10, 2016 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it will hold its 14th Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on June 12-14, 2016. The event will connect leading on-premise and off-premise beverage alcohol licensees for a program […]

Why are you stopping by your local package store this November?

Tell us why you’re stopping by your local package store @ablusa  #PLSM A mixologist I follow on Twitter recommended a locally-made gin. I’m picking up a bottle of champagne to celebrate our anniversary! They sponsor my softball team and contribute to the community, so I support them. I signed up for a food and beer […]

Celebrate Package Liquor Stores this November

November 9, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – November is National Package Liquor Store Month, recognized by American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and celebrated in communities across the country.  Established in 2009, Package Liquor Store Month is an opportunity to showcase independently-owned package stores and the many benefits they provide beverage consumers. Package stores continue to uphold […]

ABL Statement on House Judiciary Committee’s Copyright Review Roundtable at Belmont University

BETHESDA, MD – September 22, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the kick off of the House Judiciary Committee’s copyright review listening tour and its roundtable discussion in Nashville, Tennessee on September 22nd. “America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers commend House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Ranking […]

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Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Celebrate Tavern Month This May

Raise a glass and toast America’s bars and the people who make them great BETHESDA, MD – April 30, 2015 – This May, America’s Beer, Wine and Spirits Retailers are encouraging their colleagues and customers to raise a glass in celebration of Tavern Month. Established in 1953, Tavern Month is supported by American Beverage Licensees […]

Beverage Alcohol Retailers Applaud Passage of Death Tax Repeal Act

Bipartisan bill passes House 240-179; ABL urges action on Senate Legislation April 16, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers applauded the passage today of the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015 (H.R. 1105) by the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, which was introduced by Representative Kevin Brady (R-TX) in […]

Century Council to Change Name & Web Address

From Ralph Blackman, President & CEO, The Century Council: I have some exciting news to share! I wanted you to be one of the first to know that The Century Council will become the Foundation for Advancing Alcohol Responsibility (FAAR) on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, aligned with the start of Alcohol Awareness Month. Over the […]

8th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Southern Wine and Spirits case

The 8th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the wholesaler residency requirement in Missouri.  This opinion reads Granholm as affirming a State’s 21st Amendment authority to require residency, and affirms that the 21st Amendment gives States great authority to structure their distribution systems where a State is not discriminating against an out of state product or […]

Crown Imports and The V Foundation “Team Up To Find A Cure”

Jim Sabia, chief marketing officer for Crown Imports, James Ryan, executive vice president of corporate affairs for Crown Imports, and (R-L) Bruce Jacobson, executive vice president of national sales for Crown Imports, present Larry Lane, vice president of corporate and market development for The V Foundation for Cancer Research, with a $600,000 check as part […]

Learn about RRF’s Responsible Retailing Program

Follow the link below to learn more about the Responsible Retailing Forum’s Responsible Retailing Program. ABL’s executive director, John Bodnovich, is featured in it explaining why it’s important to stay committed to the responsible sale of beverage alcohol. RRForum’s New Video

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American Beverage Licensees Joins MIC Coalition

Licensees lend grassroots voice, small business perspective to music licensing debate Bethesda, MD –– July 8, 2015 –– With the conversation about music licensing and copyright issues growing in Washington, American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that it has joined the MIC Coalition as part of a continuing effort to address music licensing issues on […]

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Registration for the 13th ABL Annual Conference is OPEN!

Registration for the 2015 ABL Annual Conference is now open! Register online today and book your hotel for a weekend of interesting and informative sessions. Topics include a grassroots lobbying briefing, a “state of the beer” panel, and a what’s next for legalized marijuana update, plus much more! Click here for more information.  

Affordable Care Act – Delay of Medium-Size Employer Mandate Until 2016

On February 10, 2014, the Obama administration announced that it will delay the enforcement of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) requirement that medium-size employers with 50-99 employees provide health insurance or face penalties.  These midsize employers will now have until January 2016 to comply with the ACA’s provisions, potentially providing them with more flexibility in […]

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2013 Restaurant Sustainability Report, National Restaurant Association Green Restaurant Association: 2013 Product Guide U.S. Green Retail Association Setting SMART Goals Worksheet: California Sustainability Alliance

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