EFT payments are commonly used for alcohol transactions, but should they be mandatory? Hear from Wendy Turk, Fintech's VP of Regulatory Affairs.

What were the most common themes for alcohol bills that passed in the 2023 legislative session? Drinks-to-Go Five state legislatures made drinks-to-go privileges permanent this year. Connecticut, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, and Washington all codified the temporary to-go privileges that originated from the 2020 pandemic. The five states have

  Even with the COVID-19 pandemic squarely in our rearview mirror, the on-prem alcohol industry continues to enjoy the expansion of retail privileges that were accelerated by modifications born from the pandemic. What were once emergency allowances to allow alcohol to be served outdoors on sidewalks and in

If it hasn’t already blipped on your radar, you might be interested to know that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission recently launched a modernization effort that is the first of its kind in the United States. The Commission issued an Administrative Order to require electronic payments for all

The conversation about naloxone is beginning to surface in the retail alcohol world (especially the on-premises), and some state legislators are considering bills that would require on-premises alcohol retailers to keep it on their licensed premises and/or include naloxone administration in their server/seller training requirements.   Naloxone (you

Bills, bills, everywhere bills. It’s only February, and I am already tracking 296 alcohol bills across 45 states. That’s a lot of pending legislative updates! The states with the most activity so far are New York (41 bills of interest), Montana (23), Maryland (22), Tennessee (13), Oklahoma (12),

  Big news! Last week, on January 19, the Michigan Liquor Control Commission issued ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 2023-01, requiring all wholesale beer and wine deliveries to retailers to be paid by electronic funds transfer (EFT). The requirement will go into effect on March 31, 2023, following a similar

Change is an easily observed undercurrent in the alcohol industry. From product innovation to brands, retail channels, advertising mediums, and mergers and acquisitions, the alcohol industry is constantly in a state of change. This is true even of the rules and regulations that create the guardrails for the

On Tuesday, Massachusetts voters were asked to vote for or against Question 3. A “yes” vote meant: Beer and wine would be allowed in up to 18 retail stores per licensee/company – an increase of 9 stores per licensee/company Beer, wine, and spirits would have been allowed in

Get the full picture of which bills passed, which failed, and which are still in limbo with this 2021 legislative recap.