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
MN (Minnesota)

Before May 8, 2003, wine wholesalers were prohibited from filing a price schedule showing a selling price per case at less than the wholesaler's cost; however, amendments could be filed at below cost to meet prices filed on similar wines by a competing wholesaler.

For wine, a variable volume price offered by a wholesaler to a retailer may not be for a quantity of more than 25 cases.

1/1/2003 - 5/7/2003Wine Restricted Post and Hold30Yes304 Citations
MN (Minnesota)

Before May 8, 2003, spirits wholesalers were prohibited from filing a price schedule showing a selling price per case at less than the wholesaler's cost; however, amendments could be filed at below cost to meet prices filed on similar spirits by a competing wholesaler.

For spirits, a variable volume price offered by a wholesaler to a retailer may not be for a quantity of more than 25 cases.

1/1/2003 - 5/7/2003Spirits Restricted Post and Hold30Yes304 Citations
MN (Minnesota)

For wine, a variable volume price offered by a wholesaler to a retailer may not be for a quantity of more than 25 cases.

5/8/2003 - 1/1/2018Wine Restricted  Yes304 Citations
MN (Minnesota)

For spirits, a variable volume price offered by a wholesaler to a retailer may not be for a quantity of more than 25 cases.

5/8/2003 - 1/1/2018Spirits Restricted  Yes304 Citations