NORWALK, Conn., Nov. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Changes abound for beverage alcohol state rules and regulations this year. More laws were overturned with the consumers' convenience in mind. Several states are considering privatizing beverage alcohol; laws forbidding tastings both on- and off-premise are being overturned; and relaxed shipping standards allow product to reach more consumers' hands.
With these recent changes and additional legislation always on the books, it is imperative for marketers to have access to the most current information or face stiff fines for non-compliance. The Beverage Information Group's Fact Book 2013 puts updated state facts for marketing and merchandising beverage alcohol at their fingertips. For more than 20 years, the Fact Book has helped marketers keep up with the constant legal changes.
Important new information added to this year's Fact Book includes analysis of the legal changes happening in the country, as well as legislation to come. Also included in this year's publication are state by state shipping provisions by carrier, which helps marketers better understand who ships where. Other key regulations and topics covered in the Fact Book 2013 are: distilled spirits, beer and wine consumption by state; merchandising and advertising guidelines; on-premise and off-premise licensees by category; product-tasting guidelines by state; blood alcohol laws including ignition interlock laws; state excise tax rates, wholesaler and retailer license fees; and what is allowed to be sold where.
The Fact Book is available in hard copy format or as a Web subscription. The one-year Web subscription, which tracks the changes in all states' rules, regulations and laws as they happen, allows users to search by state and includes detailed retail sales regulations and interstate shipment information for all states.
The cost of the Fact Book 2013 is $495 for handbook only; annual Web subscription is $875. Shipping and handling is $15 for U.S. orders, $25 for non-U.S. orders. The Fact Book 2013 and Web subscription can both be purchased at www.bevinfostore.com or by calling Cynthia Porter at (630) 762-8709.
The Beverage Information Group
Adam Rogers, Manager Information Services
SOURCE The Beverage Information Group