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1 Pamela S. Erickson, M.A. Public Action Management Former Executive Director, Oregon Liquor Control Commission Symposium 21, Des Moines, IA, October 3, 2013

2 Liquor Stores v. Big Box GrocersSame rules for all? More outlets to make more money, sell more alcohol No consequences? Three tier issuesbuying vertical integration, wholesale regulation enforcement Late night entertainment districtsmore money, more work for law enforcement Anti-trustsleeping beauty awakens

3 Indiana: Sunday sales, cold beer and same rules for all. Kentucky: Maxwell Pic-Pac case. Equal protection for drug stores and grocery stores! Is there a 21 st Amendment? Pennsylvania: Beer wars…beer specialty stores v. taverns v. grocers Washington State: Market advantages shift to big box stores. Alcohol specialty stores are safest venues for selling alcohol.

4 Connecticut governor wants to expand alcohol sales New licenses created to sell alcohol in non-traditional spaces Dry jurisdictions go wet Sunday sales expands Alcohol is a legal product so should be treated like any other legal product Small changes have no consequences but create jobs and bring in more tax dollars

5 Illinois: Prohibits manufacturer from owning any part of a wholesaler Other states adopt franchise protection laws Arizona: Extensive three-tier violations uncovered Washington: I-1183 and other efforts weakened, but did not destroy, three-tier system. Wholesale price restrictions rated as highly effective.

6 Revitalize inner cities Create jobs, more money, more tax revenue by selling more alcohol Law enforcement impact Problems with public disorder, DUI, underage drinking The pre-drinking issue Is it cost/effective?

7 US DOJ files lawsuit over Anheuser-Busch/Modelo merger DOJ requires notification when ABI intends to buy wholesaler Mexican Federal Competition Commission limits exclusive arrangements of beer duopoly (Grupo Modelo/ABI and FEMSA/Heineken have 98% market share) Craft beer implications

8 for legal expert reports from Kentucky Maxwell Pic-Pac lawsuit; for affidavit on vertical integration filed in ABI Illinois case. for Indiana briefs, USDOJ lawsuit against ABI and many other recent cases. For rating of 47 alcohol policies including wholesale price policies, see: Efficacy and the Strength of Evidence of U.S. Alcohol Control Policies, 2013 American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Nelson et al / Am J Prev Med ;45(1):19 – 28, Nightlife issues: Dealing with alcohol-related harm and the night- time economy, Executive Summary, Monograph Series No. 43, Australian National Drug Strategy; Responsible Hospitality Institute for best practices and case studies


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