Information on New Third Party Facilitator Service License and Direct Shipping of Wine by Specially Designated Merchant Licensees

Public Act 520 of 2016 amended MCL 436.1203 to create a new Third Party Facilitator Service license and to allow Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) licensees to ship wine directly to consumers. These changes become effective March 29, 2017 Third Party Facilitator Service License Specially Designated Merchant (SDM) or Specially Designated Distributor (SDD) licensees may use…

BWC proposes $1 billion rebate to Ohio employers

By Mark Williams // The Columbus Dispatch 
 The state fund for injured workers wants to give $1.1 billion back to Ohio’s private and public employers. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation today proposed a rebate that is equal to two-thirds of the premiums more than 200,000 private and public employers paid in their most recent policy…

Distilled Spirits & Wine Demonstrate Strong Growth While Beer Continues Reinvention

PR Newswire The distilled spirits, wine and beer industries continued to adapt to consumers’ changing attitudes towards beverage alcohol.  Industry-wide premiumization kept pace with consumer interest in high-quality products. And Millennials continued to drive expansion and migrate toward brands with heritage, authenticity and quality. Distilled spirits achieved its 20th consecutive year of steady volume growth, up about 2%.…