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Blurring the Lines: When 'Open for Business' Varies by City, State Amid COVID-19

Major cities across the country are extending – or in some cases – making permanent the temporary outdoor dining programs put in place to help bars and restaurants stay float during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In September, the Centennial State amended its safer-at-home orders to allow bars and restaurants located in counties under lesser COVID restrictions to serve alcohol later than those in counties with higher restrictions. 1 And in the City and County of... Read More

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Trending Now: Not all Beverages are Created Equal

As a growing number of everyday consumers trade in alcoholic beverages for alcohol-free options, well-known brewer and liquor companies are taking steps to differentiate their product portfolios to include teas, energy drinks and nonalcoholic spirits, to name a few. One company actively making change is Molson Coors. In February, the company formerly changed its name to Molson Coors Beverage Company as a reflection of its new strategy. 1 And most recently, it announced a long-term... Read More

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The Moral of the Story: Don't Fall Down on Regulations While Business is Good

Across the country, convenience, grocery and liquor stores bear witness to steady increases in sales as they contend with little to no competition from bars and restaurants. This trend is one of the many unforeseen repercussions affecting the United States amid the coronavirus outbreak. What explains gains for some alcohol outlets and not others? Duration of consumption. According to a June 30 article from Forbes, Alcohol Sales Are Not Spiking Or Even Stabilizing. Here s... Read More

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Reading Between the Lines: Proof of Identification Under 35

While 21 is an important age – a significant milestone for some – at The BARS Program, we re partial to 35 and here s why. According to dermatologists, the skin of a 20-something is typically thriving with few fine lines (if any), brimming with collagen and free of crow s feet. By the time we hit our 30s, anything is game (and visible) for the large majority. The changes that transpire during this decade... Read More

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Off-Premise Alcohol Retailers Become Fair Game for Sting Operations

Prior to coronavirus arrival in the United States, it was commonplace to see Americans at bars and restaurants socially enjoying alcoholic beverages. Fast-forward six-months and the vast majority have now vacated traditional stomping grounds and retreated to the confines of their homes to enjoy their beverages. At first glance, this transition, compounded with the temporary shuttering of restaurants and bars, signals a generalized decrease in alcohol sales. But there s much more to the story.... Read More

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Enforcing Executive Orders: Sting Operations Weighted with Expanded Purpose

Even in the age of COVID-19 government-backed stings occur. Not only is law enforcement focused on upholding the lawful sale of age-sensitive products, such as alcohol and tobacco, but compliance with COVID-19 executive orders, as well. The cost for violations? Thousands of dollars in fines and possible suspension of liquor licenses. At The BARS Program, we ve rounded up a few COVID-related sting operations making headlines. In late July, New York officials completed 1,966 compliance... Read More

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Checking Out: How Alcohol Purchases Intervene with Automated Processes

Self-service check-out lanes at grocery and some convenience stores can make all the difference, especially for the most self-sufficient shopper. But what happens when a customer wants to purchase age-restricted products, including alcohol and tobacco, at the self-checkout? According to an article by The Washington Post , purchases such as these trigger intervention from store employees to confirm age and ID of purchaser, and delay sufficiency of self-service lanes as clerks must enter details into... Read More

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Masked Capers: Underage Buyers Exploiting the Pandemic

With changing regulations, and curbside pick-up and delivery options available for retailers and restaurants during changing times of concern and safety precautions, a new trend is popping up with masks. Underage buyers of alcohol and other age-restricted products are taking advantage of covering their age and identity with masks on their faces. It s even gone viral; some teenagers are dressing up as elderly patrons and buying whatever age-restricted product an unknowing retailer will let... Read More

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