Import News & Industry Updates

AGLC Tastings During COVID-19. Dated July 3rd, 2020

The AGLC has received inquiries around the activity of Tastings.  This e-mail is to clarify some of the issues around tastings during the Public Health Order, in particular, the ability to conduct Virtual tastings.

In-Store Tastings:

LDB Policy Directive for Licensee to Licensee Sales

LDB Policy Directive for Licensee to Licensee Sales: approved to July 15, 2020

Click here to read the full Policy Directive

Expansion to the Limited Selection Bottle Pick Service

LDB Wholesale Operations will be resuming bottle pick service for an additional selection of SKUs.

Bottle pick service for high demand SKUs was restored last month, and another 35 selections from all categories will be available for bottle pick, effective immediately. These 35 products reflect the next top-selling SKUs and were chosen in an effort to support liquor retailers and hospitality customers while ensuring orders will be picked, assembled and shipped on time.

Pacific Blue Cross - relief for employee benefits programs

Pacific Blue Cross has announced that they will be providing some financial assistance for your benefit program in the form of premium credits for both health and dental benefits. The credits will be as follows;

·         50% credit against dental premiums paid

·         7% credit against extended health care premiums paid

Since these credits are effective April 1st, 2020 you will see the credit applied on your May bill. We are not sure at this time how many months PBC will be providing these credits, but we will update you when we have more information.