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 […]


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 […]

American Beverage Licensees and Fintech Announce Strategic Partnership

American Beverage Licensees and Fintech Announce Strategic Partnership Partnership provides a secure, affordable way for ABL members to pay for alcohol deliveries electronically May 27, 2015 – Bethesda, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) and Fintech announced today that they are launching a strategic partnership to provide a secure, affordable and hassle-free way for ABL […]

Colorado Cannabis Retailer to Speak at 2015 ABL Annual Conference

Colorado Cannabis Retailer to Speak  at 2015 ABL Annual Conference Denver dispensary operator to share marijuana licensee perspective Bethesda, MD – May 26, 2015 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) announced today that Stephanie Hopper, Chief Operating Officer at Ballpark Holistic Dispensary in Denver, Colorado will speak at the 2015 ABL Annual Conference on June 8. […]

5 reasons to register for the 2015 ABL Annual Conference.

Need a reason to register for the 2015 ABL Annual Conference in June? Here are 5 great ones! Payment card liability is shifting in October.  Is your business prepared? Whether its swipe fees, new security standards, preventing data breaches, liability shifts or various legal cases, there’s plenty to talk about when it comes to payments […]

Tavern Month

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 […]