Certain work done by a distributor at retailer locations crosses a line and is considered something of value to the retailer. This violates tier restrictions. This advisory helps clarify that line to show what distributors are allowed to do and what’s off limits.
Here are a few general examples, but read the full advisory for TABC’s detailed guidance.
- What’s allowed: A distributor performing certain merchandising services, like restocking, rotating and rearranging beverages.
- What’s not allowed: A retailer forcing a distributor to perform merchandising services. A distributor breaking down packaging, cleaning a store, updating a retailer’s inventory and other activities listed in the advisory.
Please read the full advisory for TABC’s official guidance, which provides a detailed explanation about these limits on retail merchandising services provided to off-premise retailers.