The Law and Central Warehousing by Retailers
The question of whether central warehousing in Oregon is prohibited leads one to wonder: Are prohibitions based on law or regulatory policy?
Sep 2006 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
In the June 2006 issue of Wine Business Monthly ("Free at Last: Wine Trade after Costcoi"), I classified Oregon as a state where the law does not expressly forbid retailer central warehousing. In May, the Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) staff was saying that retailers could use central warehousing "so long as everyone has the proper license." A July email from the OLCC begins, "[Y]our statement that [central warehousing] is not directly prohibited by law is not correct. There are severa...
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