Retail Industry Seeks Clarity on COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

OSHA is working on a rule for private businesses with 100 or more employees to require the shot or weekly testing. Source: https://csnews.com/ September 14, 2021 President Joe Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses with 100 or more employees raised several questions in the retail community. In his announcement, the president said workers would be…

Replenishing the Restaurant Revitalization Fund

Please share the video link below on your social media platforms. Thank you. Yesterday 9/9/2021, members of the House Committee on Small Business gathered to review the budget reconciliation package. They had the opportunity to include additional restaurant relief in the budget currently before the U.S. Congress but did not commit to action. While that’s disappointing,…

INFORMATIONAL UPDATE SEPTEMBER 3, 2021

Best Wishes for a safe and prosperous Labor Day weekend!   135th ILBA Annual Convention/Trade Show, Sept. 26 – 28, 2021 in Effingham. Below find, the link to the registration: https://ilba.net/forms/2021-Convention-Trade-Show-Registration-Forms.pdf Convention Registrations are due before September 13 to avoid paying the late fee of $25/person. Convention Schedule: Sunday  September 26 1PM – 5PM                             Registration…

Chicago Accuses Grubhub, DoorDash Of Deceptive Practices

Source: https://www.law360.com/ By Craig Clough August 27, 2021 The city of Chicago filed lawsuits against Grubhub and DoorDash on Friday, accusing the food delivery companies of using various deceptive practices to fool customers into paying higher prices, with the city’s mayor also chastising the companies for trying to “take advantage” of restaurants and consumers during…

Retail Shipping Case in Illinois Dismissed Before Trial

Source: https://www.alcohollawreview.com/ August 27, 2021 There is one less dormant commerce clause challenge to the ability of a state to restrict out of state retailers after the case in Illinois was dismissed. Judge John Lee of the Northern District of Illinois signed the order of dismissal. This case had been slated to start as a…

Republic National Distributing Company Closes Deal to Partner with Heritage Wine Cellars, Ltd.

Partnership Expands RNDC’s Footprint to Include Illinois Source: RNDC August 12, 2021 Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC), the national distributor and broker of premium wine and spirits, and Heritage Wine Cellars Ltd., one of the leading independently-owned wine and spirits distribution and import companies in Illinois, completed the deal to create a partnership in Illinois.…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE AUGUST 3, 2021

The Illinois Licensed Beverage Association (ILBA) continues to fight for our industry. ILBA 135th Annual Convention & Trade Show Sept. 26 – 28, 2021 Effingham, IL The ILBA Convention/Trade Show is always a good time, and we encourage our ILBA Members to attend. Registration can be found on our web site www.ilba.net or call Cathy…

ILBA INFORMATIONAL UPDATE August 12, 2021

$250 Million in New Small Business Grants Yesterday, Governor JB Pritzker announced the launch of the Back to Business Grant Program (B2B), which will distribute $250 million in grants to small businesses impacted by the pandemic. The B2B application portal will open next Wednesday, August 18. The B2B program will award one-time grants of between…

JACKSON FAMILY WINES ANNOUNCES NEW DISTRIBS IN THREE STATES

Source: Wine & Spirits Daily August 3, 2021 Today Jackson Family Wines announced new distributors in three states; Illinois, Minnesota and Pennsylvania. To wit: . In Illinois, they’ve chosen Chicago-based Romano Beverage. With the addition of the JFW portfolio, Romano Beverage will debut a new statewide, full-service distributor, with a focus on premium wine and…