Beverage retailers and their hospitality industry partners from across the country gathered recently in New Orleans last month for the 16th Annual American Beverage Licensees (ABL) Meeting. Speakers at the meeting addressed many topics that impact beverage retailers today such as music licensing, technology, the alcohol retail landscape, industry and legal updates, policy changes, regulation and licensing.

“The past year has seen a number of major shifts in areas directly affecting beverage retailers – from mergers and acquisitions in the producer and distributor tiers to impaired driving and regulatory and policy changes at the state and federal level,” said ABL Executive Director John Bodnovich. “The breadth and scope of this year’s programming reflects these changing times and ABL’s efforts to position our members for success in navigating the future of the beverage alcohol marketplace.”

Source: ABL, March 2018