Returns on beer purchases for a special event

  FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   Can a Special Use Retailer return unused, untapped beer after an event?   There are two classifications of events:  1) those sponsored by a not-for-profit organization (special event licensee) and, 2) those sponsored by a licensed retailer (special use).  The Commission has no objection if a distributor accepts a return…

New site opened for Koerner Distributor, Inc.

Serves 60 counties across central and southern Illinois Graham Milldrum Daily News May 13, 2018 Dean Kremer, chief financial officer for Koerner Distributor, leads a tour of the company’s newly completed warehouse, distribution center and office center on Friday. The company reduced three different centers to one location. Graham Milldrum photo One of the largest…

Understanding the Tip Income Protection Act of 2018

Good, bad or a litigation nightmare waiting to happen? Jim Coleman | Apr 24, 2018 Buried deep within the 2,000-plus pages of the Consolidated Appropriations Act signed into law earlier this year are three pages of legislative language that amend the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, or FLSA, of 1938 to prohibit employers — including managers and supervisors —…

House Passes Historic Digital Music Licensing Package

The House has unanimously passed the Music Modernization Act, a compromise bill that creates a framework for better compensating artists for digital plays of their music and making it easier for music rights organizations to collect those fees from distributors of streamed music like Pandora and Spotify, as they do from traditional plays on TV and…

United Beverage Retailers of Arkansas Becomes Newest ABL State Affiliate Member

United Beverage Retailers of Arkansas Becomes Newest ABL State Affiliate Member BETHESDA, MD – MAY 4, 2018 – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) welcomes the recently-formed United Beverage Retailers of Arkansas (UBRA) as the association’s newest state affiliate member. Bringing its growing membership roster to the national association, Arkansas’s beverage licensees now join in the…

May Is National Tavern Month

May Is National Tavern Month Join ABL in Recognizing Bar & Tavern Owners by Celebrating the 65th Annual Tavern Month APRIL 25, 2018 – BETHESDA, MD – American Beverage Licensees (ABL) is proud to recognize May as National Tavern Month (Tavern Month). Since 1953, Tavern Month has served as an opportunity to support local…