Three-Tier System Creates Level Playing Field


Chair & Vice-Chair for the Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee Reps. Roger Hauck (R-Union Township) and Kevin Hartel (D-St. Clair Shores) respond to a recent column in The Hill.

As chair and vice-chair of the Michigan House Regulatory Reform Committee, we know firsthand the importance of the three-tier system of alcohol distribution in Michigan and across the country. A recent column on what the three-tier system accomplishes misses the mark. Here’s why.

The three-tier system promotes fairness and increases competition. You don’t have to travel far to find examples of this. Take a stroll through any grocery store and you will see what happens when monopolies crowd out shelf space from small, independent producers. Pop, chips and toothpaste all come to mind. Sure, there are plenty of choices, but they’re all made by two or three companies.

Click here to read the full article at Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America.

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