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Today, at the Missouri Ethics Commission:

C131064 05/02/2013 MISSOURIANS FOR RESPONSIBLE LIQUOR LAWS Major Brands, Inc. 6701 Southwest Avenue St Louis MO 63143 4/30/2013 $50,000.00

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C131064: Missourians For Responsible Liquor Laws

9354 Buxton Dr Committee Type: Political Action

St Louis Mo 63126

[….] Established Date: 04/22/2013

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Brand spanking new. What’s up with that?:

Luxco, Glazer’s join group opposing Missouri liquor bill

April 29, 2013 1:20 pm

Luxco and Glazer’s Distributors of Missouri are among businesses that have joined a new coalition seeking to block legislation that would change Missouri’s liquor laws.

New legislation introduced in the Missouri Legislature – Senate Bill 365 and House Bill 759 – would make it more difficult for alcohol suppliers to sever their relationships with distributors. The proposed legislation would exempt some wineries. Some brewers also are pushing for exemptions.

St. Louis-based distributor Major Brands, whose wine and spirits business totals $430 million in annual revenue, supports the legislation as a means to strengthen protections for distributors.

Now, some other Missouri businesses and groups have formed a group called “Missourians for Fair Competition” to block the legislation….

“Missourians for Fair Competition”? Nothing available on them yet from the Missouri Ethics Commission.

When corporate elephants fight, the grapes get trampled.