NEWS EDITION: Gov. Wolf Announces $1.78 Million In Grants For Producing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers And Wines

Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved grants totaling $1,788,924 for 21 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry...
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Welcome to another edition of Uncorked News.  Interesting industry info for liquor stores, beer stores, and wine shops with a splash of point of sale (POS) technology topics.

For over 15 years we have been on the edge of relevant offerings within the Retail Alcohol Industry to help guide your interests and decisions. The Industry is changing and we are changing right along side it to better suit your needs including Dual Pricing.

Gov. Wolf Announces $1.78 Million In Grants For Producing, Promoting Pennsylvania Beers And Wines

“Governor Tom Wolf today announced the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board approved grants totaling $1,788,924 for 21 projects to increase the production of Pennsylvania-made malt and brewed beverages and enhance the Pennsylvania beer industry through promotion, marketing, and research-based programs and projects, and to enhance the Pennsylvania wine industry and increase production of Pennsylvania-made wines..”
 

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The RITE way to pass Credit Card fess along to Customers

As Liquor Stores seek to recoup interchange fees via surcharging, rolling out Dual Pricing with CloudRetailer has some obvious benefits

  • Transparency builds acceptance and a positive experience. Consumers will pay willingly when made aware, giving merchants an instant bottom-line boost without driving away customers.
  • Built in Loyalty program enables you to not only “give some back” but also build a strong customer base while increasing average ticket size.
  • True Customer choice between Price and Convenience (no surprise, no bad taste).
  • Legal in ALL 50 states as opposed to Surcharging (which also bears more liability and scrutiny for Retailer even if legal).
  • With inflation rising, this is a free price increase as opposed to fees baked in or multiple price increases.

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U.S. Luxury Spirit Sales Slow To 22% Gain in Q2 of 2022

“Despite several months of economic uncertainty and rising inflation, the luxury spirits market is still holding strong, according to a new report.
 
The Distilled Spirits Council of the United States (DISCUS) created the Luxury Brand Index to gauge the growth of premium spirits priced at $50 or more, according to an Oct. 19 press release. The recent report compares year-over-year sales across six spirits categories.”
 

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