House Liquor Committee to Hold Hearing on R-License Expansion Bill

HB 1644, a bill that is intended to allow grocery stores for a 25k fee to effectively become a Distributor, will be subject of a public hearing on August 27, 2019. The bill, which has been dubbed Walmart’s Dream Bill, is sponsored by Rep Matt Dowling (R-Fayette...

MBDA stops Amendment to liberalize Sales in Grocery Stores

Earlier this week, MBDA, working closely with a coalition of industry partners, defeated a fast-moving, last-minute amendment in the Pennsylvania Senate that would have eliminated the ability of grocery stores to exercise control of their alcohol sales by allowing...

MBDA 2019 Convention Recap

MBDA 2019 Convention Recap Beer distributors from across Pennsylvania joined their local, national and regional brewers and allied trade suppliers at the Kalahari Resort & Conference Center in Pocono Manor, as the Malt Beverage Distributors Association (MBDA)...

MBDA membership program with Sagapixel

MBDA is pleased to offer you another benefit of Association membership. Through our partnership with Sagapixel, a website designer based out of southern New Jersey, members pay only $500 for Sagapixel to build a custom website for them. That’s a significant savings...

Franchise Liquor Store Bill Introduced in PA Senate

A bill intended to create private “retail franchise stores” to sell unlimited wine and spirits throughout the state has been introduced in the Senate. It is SB 548.The intent is to supplement the 600 stores now operated by the LCB with 2,000 franchisees. The bill...

Minimum Wage Increase – Discussions ongoing in Harrisburg

Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman, R-Centre, at the Pennsylvania Press Club told listeners discussions over an immediate increase to $12 an hour with an eventual increase to $15 would be a non-starter in the Republican-controlled General Assembly.  That is the...