RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Is this is similar issue
- To: "Jeff Eckhaus" <eckhaus@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, <Gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: RE: [gnso-vi-feb10] Is this is similar issue
- From: "Hammock, Statton" <shammock@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 21 Apr 2010 10:59:00 -0400
I think it's helpful to see the issues in a different context.
Thanks for sharing.
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From: owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx [mailto:owner-gnso-vi-feb10@xxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jeff Eckhaus
Sent: Tuesday, April 20, 2010 5:37 PM
Subject: [gnso-vi-feb10] Is this is similar issue
I just read this article about the legislation to stop wineries and breweries
from shipping direct to consumers and it felt like déjà vu.
Some of the lines from this article may have been lifted from this mailing
list. Wholesalers state they are only working in the public interest and that
they are only trying to protect consumers and that is why we must maintain the
current three tier system.
The other side who want to deal directly with consumers are claiming that
wholesalers are only using scare tactics to preserve their long standing
I think this quote from US Congressman Mike Thompson may have been lifted from
one of our transcripts "For decades, wholesalers have expended great resources
to protect their state-mandated distribution system in ways that have harmed
wineries and breweries. These efforts have stunted competition and weakened
producers, which ultimately leads to fewer choices for consumers,"
I know we need to keep this mailing list on topic but reading this discussion
on shipping wine seemed identical to the issues this group is facing and
thought it would be worth sharing