No Retail Advantage in Utah
State Trades Paper Bags and Stickers for Winery Retail Markup
by Mick Winter
May 2000 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
"Utah's existing businesses are the foundation of our state's vibrant economy, and our goal is to help them prosper." So reads the official Utah Business Development program website. Most wineries love to sell directly to visitors because they can charge full retail prices rather than the wholesale price given to distributors. But not in Utah. Utah state law requires that wineries selling wine from their tasting rooms turn over the entire retail markup to the state, plus almost 20...
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