The New Normal for Retail Alcohol Beverage Sales
“Cocktails to Go” and Other Opportunities for Hotels
Partner Michael Newman authored an article for Hotel Business Review about the impact of COVID-19 on consumers' alcohol purchasing patterns, with many moving to online orders and home delivery options. In response to the pandemic and the changing retail demand, many on-premise alcohol beverage purveyors such as restaurants and bars have been pivoting from the on-premises sales environment to an off-sale nature with online ordering and home delivery of alcohol beverages. The regulatory landscape is changing quickly for on-premises alcohol beverages licensees including bars and restaurants that hotels operate or lease space or grant concessions to. Mr. Newman goes on to outline how dining and beverage businesses in different states have operated under new and changing regulations throughout the pandemic.