“Loophole” Families Dominate the Market

Outdated, protectionist retail liquor laws in Texas have limited consumer choice by allowing a small handful of privileged families to establish virtual CARTELS that now dominate the retail liquor market across the state.
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Location“Loophole Family” Marketshare
San Antonio83.2%
Rio Grande Valley79.9%
Dallas75.8%
Austin73.7%
El Paso73.6%
Lubbock68.6%
Fort Worth60.4%
Houston59.7%
Corpus Christi52.1%
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These anti-competitive laws include special loopholes, accessible to only a few, that shelter these family cartels from competition and deprive Texas consumers of the choice and convenience a free market should provide. Thanks to state-sponsored protection from competition, the families who own these “loophole” chains control huge percentages of the retail liquor market in many Texas counties.

It’s time to end these outdated, anti-competitive laws and loopholes.

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