Sunday, February 5, 2017

In the News: alcohol added to TC Scoops; arguments on liquor pricing case

Ice cream and alcohol? Yes, they can mix if done properly. And T.C. Scoops in Medway is looking to do so.

"Tina Chemini determines sales at her Medway ice cream shop, T.C. Scoops, each week by counting the number of tubs emptied of their frozen delicacy. 
But ice cream, which generates steady income during those hot summer months, does not translate to the same success each winter. 
Heeding requests from many of her customers - primarily moms and dads visiting with their children - and a need to garner more clientele year-round, the parlor plans to soon add beer, wine and a variety of ice cream cocktail concoctions to the menu, according to Chemini. 
She hopes the expanded offerings will attract a whole new set of faces - and revenue - to her 6-year-old business."

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T.C. Scoops in Medway- More than just Ice cream!
T.C. Scoops in Medway- More than just Ice cream!

Continuing the storyline on the liquor pricing article shared yesterday:
"On Friday, Furgang and Kiley presented differing views of the situation. Judge Douglas Wilkins is contemplating a request from Total Wine to in part stay the suspensions pending the outcome of a lawsuit Total Wine has filed challenging the commission's decision. Wilkins said he expects to weigh in on the request on Monday. 
The regulation references "the net cost appearing on the invoice," implying only one invoice, Furgang said. A bulk purchase discount could be applied to retail prices if it is reflected appropriately on the invoice, he said. 
The interpretation helps as inspectors try to enforce the regulation and compare invoices to retail prices, according to Furgang. 
Total Wine has documents reflecting that it received sufficient discounts to account for the prices it charged, but it did not receive all discounts on the initial invoice. Suppliers commonly issue discounts for buying certain quantities of product at the end of promotional periods, Kiley said. 
The regulation makes no reference to a first invoice or an initial invoice, Kiley said."

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