Growler-Crowler Sales Addressed in Illinois

By Pete Johnson State & Regulatory Affairs Manager September 9, 2019 Share Post ShareEmailTweet Signed by the Governor, House Bill 3610 makes changes to provisions authorizing a manufacturer, distributor, or importing distributor to sell coil cleaning services and dispensing accessories. It further provides that a manufacturer of beer or a brew pub may transfer any beer…

State beverage convention coming to Utica

Hospitality and bar owners will discuss issues, tour area’s newer hot spots By Craig Sterrett Sept. 10, 2019 Local leaders in the food and beverage industry will host the state convention of the Illinois Licensed Beverage Association, with speakers and programs Sunday, Sept. 15-Tuesday, Sept. 17 at Grand Bear Resort. A trade show, geared to…

Chicago, long a Miller stronghold, has a new top-selling beer: Modelo Especial captures the city’s sales crown

Source: https://www.chicagotribune.com/ By ALEXIA ELEJALDE-RUIZ SEP 04, 2019 After years as a stronghold for Miller Lite, Chicago has become increasingly thirsty for a feisty challenger: Modelo Especial, which this year marked a major local milestone when it surpassed Miller Lite in dollar sales. The Mexican lager, owned in the U.S. by Constellation Brands, has been…

Accel to acquire Grand River Jackpot

August 30, 2019by Phil Clegg Accel Entertainment, a leading gaming-as-a-service provider, has agreed to acquire Grand River Jackpot, one of the first licensed video gaming terminal operators in Illinois, for around $100m. The acquisition is expected to close by the end of September subject to due diligence and other approvals. Th acquisition will strengthen Accel’s…

Falling Tobacco Demand Spurs Philip Morris, Altria to Talk Merger

Deal would put Marlboro owners back together as they struggle with declining smoking rates Source: https://www.wsj.com/ By Jennifer Maloney and Cara Lombardo Aug. 27, 2019 Marlboro makers Philip Morris International Inc. PM -7.76% and Altria MO -3.97% Group Inc. are in advanced talks to merge, a potential blockbuster deal that would reunite two tobacco giants…

An efficiently-taxed alcohol market serves Illinois well

Source: https://www.dailyherald.com/ Karin Matura 8/20/2019 Costa Rican officials recently confirmed that 19 people have died from drinking tainted alcohol. The Dominican Republic is also investigating deaths that may be alcohol-related. How does this happen? How can we be sure that what we are consuming is in fact what the label says it is, and nothing…