Month: April 2015

Selling liquor in Texas was once calm, until it went on steroids

Five new realities of the liquor business Boundaries have evaporated. Strategically located stores that were relevant for decades have been made obsolete as 450 cities in Texas voted to go wet since the mid-2000s. Big players are branching out. Houston-based Spec’s and Maryland-based Total Wine & More have huge selections and multiple locations. Total Wine…

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Anti-Competitive TABC Laws Allow Market Share Domination by Private Chains Economic Analysis Underscores the Need to Eliminate Protectionist Laws

AUSTIN – On the same day the Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce heard SB 609, a bill that would eliminate anti-competitive provisions of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Code, Texans for Consumer Freedom released the results of an economic study highlighting the market dominance of private liquor store chains. Jon Hockenyos, President of economic…

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