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Wine Institute Joins ABL as Associate Member

Wine Institute Joins ABL as Associate Member Membership strengthens connection to independent beverage retailers, California wineries Bethesda, MD – August 25, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is pleased to welcome Wine Institute as its newest Associate Member. Representing more than 1,000 wineries and affiliated businesses, Wine Institute is the largest advocacy and public policy […]

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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ABL Joins Beer Industry Partners for Capitol Hill Briefing

ABL Joins Beer Industry Partners for Capitol Hill Briefing Beer Serves America report highlights value of beer to American economy Bethesda, MD –– July 31, 2015 –– American Beverage Licensees (ABL) joined beer industry partners in a Capitol Hill briefing earlier this week to highlight the positive economic impact of the beer industry on multiple […]

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ABL President Participates in Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus Briefing

ABL President Participates in Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus Briefing Panel discusses the importance of the TTB to beverage alcohol marketplace Bethesda, MD –– July 22, 2015 –– Earlier today, Congressmen Sean Duffy (R-Wisc.) and Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) hosted the first issue briefing of the Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus. ABL President Warren Scheidt joined a panel […]

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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 […]

ABL Announces 2015-2016 Officers

Warren Scheidt of Cork Liquors in Columbus, Indiana Elected ABL President Bethesda, MD –– June 29, 2015 –– At its meeting this June, American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Board of Directors elected Warren Scheidt, owner and operator of 12 Cork Liquors stores in and around Columbus, Indiana, as the 7th President of ABL. Scheidt, who will […]

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ABL Honors 21 Retailers at 2015 Annual Conference

Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year recognized for commitment to the beverage industry Bethesda, MD – June 26, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees was pleased to recognize twenty-one beverage retailers for their success and dedication to the beverage alcohol industry at the 2015 ABL Annual Conference earlier this month. The 2015 Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year […]

American Beverage Licensees annual conference offers fresh perspectives, important recognition for retailers

Beverage retailers’ meeting brings together beverage industry in Washington, D.C. Bethesda, MD – June 24, 2014 – American Beverage Licensee members and industry colleagues gathered in the nation’s capital June 7-9 to exchange ideas, discuss challenges and identify solutions at the 13th ABL Annual Conference. Licensees also met with members of Congress and industry leaders to […]

America’s Beverage Retailers Toast Creation of the Congressional Hospitality Caucus

Bipartisan effort will educate legislators about the hospitality industry Bethesda, MD – June 10, 2015 – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers expressed their support today for the newly-formed Congressional Hospitality Caucus and the heightened awareness it will bring to the hospitality industry. Co-chaired by Representatives Sean Duffy (R-WI) and Derek Kilmer (D-WA), the bipartisan […]

American Beverage Licensees And Intellicheck Mobilisa Partner To Bring Retailers Tools To Reduce Underage Access To Alcohol

Age ID Will Aid Beverage Retailers in Preventing Underage Sales of Alcohol   PORT TOWNSEND, WASHINGTON – June 3, 2015 – Intellicheck Mobilisa, Inc. (NYSE MKT:IDN), a leader in real-time identity authentication and validation solutions and American Beverage Licensees (ABL), the nation’s leading trade association for beer, wine and spirits retailers, announced today that they […]