Missouri Considers Trade Practice Changes

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Senate Bill 834 and companion H.B. 1924 changes the definition of equipment and supplies by removing glassware and provides that wholesalers, brewers, distillers, and winemakers may install only non-refrigeration beer, or non-refrigeration distilled spirits and wine and beer dispensing accessories at a retail business establishment. Any other dispensing accessories not listed in this act shall be sold in the same manner as other equipment and supplies. Further, certain dispensing items listed in this act may be loaned by a wholesaler, brewer, distiller, or winemaker to a retailer only if a deposit is given by the retailer. The bill also increases the total value of product displays that a distiller, wholesaler, winemaker, or brewer may give or sell to retail businesses from $300 to $500 and the total value of all permanent point-of-sale advertising materials provided to a retail business from $500 to $800, excluding the replacement of similar materials.