Négoce Plans to “Disturb the Universe, One Bottle at a Time”. Source: Négoce August 11, 2017 Witnessing firsthand the ongoing consolidation of the wholesale wine and spirits industry over the last three decades, Mat Garretson saw an opportunity. This opportunity has resulted in his opening of Négoce (pronounced NEE-goze), a full-book wholesale operation based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “The large… Read More

Spring Lake Park to Sell Municipal Liquor Store to Hy-Vee

The Spring Lake Park City Council voted to approve a purchase agreement between the city and Hy-Vee Inc. to sell off the municipally ran “Central Park Liquors” on 8101 Highway 65 NE. Please click the link below to read the article from ABC Newspapers – Spring Lake Park. Spring Lake Park to leave municipal liquor

After 5 Sundays, Here’s What I’ve Heard

After 5, the report is well, predictable… Week 5 has passed and retailers are realizing the statewide implications of Sunday Sales. I have received dozens and dozens of calls and emails, stating the prediction of stretching 6 days of business over 7 days has become a reality. Is it a convenience for customers?  The answer is yes…. Read More

City of Mpls to Ban Menthol Cigarette Sales

On January 1st, 2016, the City of Minneapolis banned the sale of flavored tobacco products in convenience stores and liquor stores, except for a small number of tobacco retail outlets. On August 2nd, Councilman Cam Gordon (author) and co-author Councilwoman Lisa Bender’s committee approved the ban of menthol flavored tobacco products to be sold everywhere but tobacco… Read More

Minn Post: Mpls Court case against paid leave

Why anybody interested Minneapolis’ new minimum wage law should pay attention to the court case against paid leave Depending on where the Court of Appeals — and the state Supreme Court in a likely appeal — go in their rulings, the case will provide a road map for how a challenge to the minimum wage… Read More

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