Sales of nonalcoholic booze are on the rise – and it reveals a dark truth about social-media surveillance culture

Source: https://www.businessinsider.com/ Kate Taylor February 15, 2019 Sales of nonalcoholic beer and cocktails are exploding. Millennials and Gen Zers are drinking less than older generations, in part because of fears related to losing control while drunk and having the evidence shared on Snapchat, Instagram, or Facebook. As police departments and government organizations increasingly monitor social…

Breakthru Beverage Group Builds Sazerac Partnership Across Footprint

Source: Breakthru Beverage Group February 8, 2019 Today, Breakthru Beverage Group announced it has expanded its sales partnership with Sazerac in several markets across its North American footprint. This multimarket expansion comes on the heels of Breakthru’s recent announcement in Pennsylvania, where it has continued to grow its relationship with Sazerac to represent its direct…

Statement from American Beverage Licensees on Oral Arguments in Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair

Source: American Beverage Licensees January 16, 2019 The Supreme Court of the United States, in the case of Tennessee Wine and Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, today heard well-reasoned oral arguments defending the Constitutional right of states to set alcohol policy, and the unique nature of alcohol as it relates to the Dormant Commerce Clause…

FEDERAL COURT REAFFIRMS 80/20 RULE FOR DETERMINING SERVER PAY

Source: https://www.restaurantbusinessonline.com/ By Peter Romeo Jan. 14, 2019 A U.S. court has upended the new federal standard for determining when restaurants can count tips toward servers’ wages, reopening the door to employee litigation pivoting on the so-called 80/20 rule. Under the 80/20 standard, which the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) essentially scuttled in November, restaurants…

Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois Appoints Jeremy Kruidenier to serve as General Counsel

Appointment complements Kruidenier’s current role as WSDI Vice Executive Director Source: Res Publica January 3, 2019 Wine and Spirits Distributors of Illinois announced today it has appointed Jeremy Kruidenier, Vice Executive Director of WSDI, to also serve as General Counsel to the executive leadership team. In this expanded role, Kruidenier will continue to lobby and…