America’s Beer, Wine & Spirits Retailers Create 1.94 Million Jobs and $295 Billion in Economic Impact

BETHESDA, MD – August 17, 2016 – A new economic impact report released today details the positive effect that America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers have on local, state and national economies, creating 1.94 million jobs and generating more than $295 billion in economic impact. Released by American Beverage Licensees (ABL), which represents beverage alcohol […]

American Beverage Licensees Executive Director John Bodnovich Statement on the DOJ Reaffirmation of Consent Decrees Governing ASCAP and BMI

BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Executive Director John Bodnovich issued the following statement regarding the Department of Justice Antitrust Division’s review of proposed modifications to antitrust consent decrees governing performing rights organizations ASCAP and BMI. “Beverage licensees are pleased that the Department of Justice (DOJ), following an exhaustive multi-year review, has arrived at […]

ABL Announces New Affiliate Member

Delaware Small Business Leadership Council Becomes Newest ABL State Affiliate Member Bethesda, MD – July 22, 2016 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) welcomes the recently-formed Delaware Small Business Leadership Council (DSBLC) as the newest state affiliate member. Bringing its growing membership roster to the national association, Delaware’s beverage licensees now join in the efforts of […]

ABL Honors 16 Beverage Retailers at Annual Meeting

Brown-Forman Retailers of the Year Recognized for Commitment to the Beverage Industry Bethesda, MD – June 24, 2016 – Sixteen retail beverage licensees were recognized asBrown-Forman Retailers of the Year for their success and dedication to the beverage alcohol industry at the ABL’s 14th Annual Meeting on June 13, 2016. The Brown-Forman Retailer of the […]

Beverage Alcohol Representatives Participate in Capitol Hill Briefing on Industry Social Responsibility Programs

Event Hosted by Congressional Responsible Hospitality Caucus May 10, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – Representatives from the ABL, the Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America (WSWA) and The Presidents’ Forum of the Distilled Spirits Industry (The Presidents’ Forum) yesterday participated in a panel discussion on industry social responsibility programs hosted by the Congressional Responsible Hospitality […]

ABL to Honor Peter Coors with 2016 Top Shelf Award

Award will be presented at the 14th Annual ABL Meeting in Denver May 3, 2016 – Bethesda, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to announce that Peter Coors, Chairman of the Board of MillerCoors and Vice Chairman of the Board of Molson Coors Brewing Company, is the 2016 ABL Top Shelf Award honoree and […]

May is Tavern Month…Let’s Celebrate!

Raise a glass to the places that sustain America’s rich tradition of hospitality   BETHESDA, MD – April 29, 2016 – America’s beer, wine and spirits retailers are encouraging their customers, colleagues and communities to join them this May in celebration of National Tavern Month.  Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as an opportunity to […]

ABL Annual Meeting REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

  REGISTER NOW! Registration is now open for American Beverage Licensees’ 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 full of informative speakers, issue discussions, industry networking and hospitality events. Marking ABL’s 14th anniversary, the 2016 ABL Annual Meeting […]

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 […]

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 […]