The Facts

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Eliminating minimum pricing:

  • Connecticut beer, wine, and spirit distributors are currently required to offer the same price to all retailers and are prohibited from offering discounts.  Eliminating artificial minimum pricing rules will encourage greater competition and lower costs for Connecticut consumers.

Increasing the “3-store limit” to 9:

  • Current law allows one person or business to operate only 3 package stores.  Increasing the 3-store limit to 9 will give store owners more flexibility and will promote greater competition which will benefit consumers.  Increasing the package store limit will place Connecticut businesses on the same footing as those in Massachusetts, which increased its limit to 9 stores in 2011.

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