Alcohol Beverages Pricing

Wholesale Pricing Practices and Restrictions

Laws restricting the wholesale price of alcoholic beverages.

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Changes Over Time for Wholesale Pricing Practices and Restrictions
Jurisdiction Date Range Beverage Type Control Volume Discounts Minimum Markup Maximum Discount Post and Hold Minimum Hold Period (in days) Retailer Credit Maximum Credit Period (in days) Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2003 - 4/29/2008Beer Uncertain  No 10 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2003 - 4/29/2008Wine Uncertain  Yes 1510 Citations
LA (Louisiana)
1/1/2003 - 4/29/2008Spirits Uncertain  Yes1510 Citations
LA (Louisiana)

The banning of volume discounts has been held to be a valid exercise of the police power of the state to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages. See Manuel vs. State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, 2007-1620 (La. App. 3 Cir. 4/30/08), 982 So.2d 316, writ denied, 2008-1061 (La. 8/29/08) 989 So.2d 107; La. Atty. Gen. Op. No. 09-0135 (2009).

4/30/2008 - 1/1/2018Beer Banned  No 10 Citations
LA (Louisiana)

The banning of volume discounts has been held to be a valid exercise of the police power of the state to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages. See Manuel vs. State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, 2007-1620 (La. App. 3 Cir. 4/30/08), 982 So.2d 316, writ denied, 2008-1061 (La. 8/29/08) 989 So.2d 107; La. Atty. Gen. Op. No. 09-0135 (2009).

4/30/2008 - 1/1/2018Wine Banned  Yes 1510 Citations
LA (Louisiana)

The banning of volume discounts has been held to be a valid exercise of the police power of the state to regulate the sale of alcoholic beverages. See Manuel vs. State Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control, 2007-1620 (La. App. 3 Cir. 4/30/08), 982 So.2d 316, writ denied, 2008-1061 (La. 8/29/08) 989 So.2d 107; La. Atty. Gen. Op. No. 09-0135 (2009).

4/30/2008 - 1/1/2018Spirits Banned  Yes1510 Citations