NEWS EDITION: Iowans have a new favorite liquor as sales again hit record

Iowans shook things up when it came to their favorite liquor brand this past year and set yet another record for liquor sales.
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Iowans have a new favorite liquor as sales again hit record

“Iowans shook things up when it came to their favorite liquor brand this past year and set yet another record for liquor sales.

For the first time in a decade, Black Velvet Canadian Whisky was unseated by consumers as Iowa’s preferred liquor by Tito’s Handmade Vodka, according to a new annual report from the Iowa Alcoholic Beverages Division, which serves as the state’s exclusive liquor and wine wholesaler.”

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A Minneapolis new bottle shop skips the alcohol

“Dry January may have just begun, but a new nonalcoholic bottle shop in Minneapolis is tapping into the sober-curious movement all year long.
Driving the news: After cutting out alcohol herself over two years ago, Honeycomb salon owner Erin Flavin recently opened Marigold, a retail shop in Kingfield exclusively selling nonalcoholic (NA) liquors, wines and spirits for anyone interested in reducing or eliminating their alcohol intake.”

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Visa And Mastercard Ready New Interchange Schedules – Merchants Brace for the Impact

“Having held off for the past two years, the country’s two biggest card networks are preparing revisions to their interchange schedules that at least one research firm says will cost U.S. merchants an estimated $475 million in additional transaction fees. Though Visa Inc. and Mastercard Inc. have historically revised their rate schedules each April and October, “this April is particularly significant.”

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