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What the fuck is beer "distribution"?

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/biggest-losers-bud-light-boy...
costumed stage
  05/25/23
same as any other distributership. theyre the people that sh...
curious address black woman
  05/25/23
Why isn't it on the Walmart truck with everything else?
costumed stage
  05/25/23
often times its on bud light trucks they just dont drive to ...
curious address black woman
  05/25/23
Watch 'Beer Wars'
Hyperactive garnet dingle berry
  05/25/23
There is some weird 3 tier model required by law where brewe...
frozen queen of the night
  05/25/23
This is 180 btw "Truck drivers delivering Bud Light hav...
frozen queen of the night
  05/25/23
...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
lol
Soul-stirring bossy nursing home
  05/25/23
lol poor bros tho, hung out to dry
Big obsidian macaca mediation
  05/25/23
...
Salmon Pontificating Garrison Prole
  05/25/23
this makes me think America still has a chance
ruby dragon
  05/26/23
seems like it’s homophobic of the distributors to assu...
flushed pocket flask
  05/26/23
...
Chocolate Senate
  05/26/23
...
Silver cheese-eating dopamine
  05/26/23
gay beer salesman tp
comical sick spot rigor
  05/26/23
...
Outnumbered meetinghouse
  05/26/23
Middle man between producers and retailers.
fluffy boiling water
  05/25/23
A legally mandated and utterly absurd middle man.
heady sepia theater
  05/25/23
100%. You should see the insane restrictions on brewerie...
fluffy boiling water
  05/25/23
thank you religious conservatives!
Bateful aquamarine dilemma
  05/26/23
the law requires a 3-tier system (strict separation between ...
vivacious place of business nowag
  05/25/23
In popular imagination beer distributors print money. They j...
costumed stage
  05/25/23
yes and more importantly a personal connection to the manufa...
vivacious place of business nowag
  05/25/23
holy shit government is diaper
costumed stage
  05/25/23
the more people that are legally required to be involved the...
vivacious place of business nowag
  05/25/23
...
Trip sex offender
  05/26/23
if you bought distributorships in the 70s and had an ounce o...
curious address black woman
  05/25/23
That's where John McCain's wife's money come from, for insta...
heady sepia theater
  05/25/23
cr
Outnumbered meetinghouse
  05/26/23
You don't know anyone who owns a beer distribtor or a soda d...
balding lettuce
  05/25/23
Not the same
passionate angry temple
  05/25/23
no, it's the same
Free-loading Shrine International Law Enforcement Agency
  05/25/23
...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
...
chrome theater stage
  05/25/23
(coca cola middleman)
mischievous organic girlfriend
  05/25/23
(jenny)
flushed pocket flask
  05/26/23
...
chrome theater stage
  05/25/23
I know someone like this but they just own McDonald's franch...
mischievous organic girlfriend
  05/25/23
So 3 out of 4 rednecks are still drinking this? Pathetic.
hyperventilating selfie
  05/25/23
There's got to be a certain amount of libs and fags who are ...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
You think corporate AB is gonna deliver beer to the tens of ...
Carnelian Point
  05/25/23
Why don't they just do gig economy bro like Amazon and have ...
costumed stage
  05/25/23
"You think corporate AB is gonna deliver beer to the te...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
But most manufacturers that are legally allowed to don&rsquo...
Carnelian Point
  05/25/23
For various large segments of the consumer-facing economy, t...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
Ljl you are clueless. Google “coca cola distributor...
Carnelian Point
  05/25/23
There's more profit in alcohol than soda Plus with alcoho...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
somewhat, the bread you see in the store is distributed by s...
Talented Ratface Base
  05/26/23
restaurants and bars are not nearly as standardized as super...
ruby dragon
  05/26/23
are you a lawyer?
Pale hairraiser becky
  05/25/23
What do you think?
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
Some of you are so ignorant about Business, it’s laugh...
White cumskin
  05/25/23
...
Carnelian Point
  05/25/23
...
Well-lubricated toilet seat
  05/25/23
...
mischievous organic girlfriend
  05/26/23
The media wants us to feel bad for these guys and stop our b...
Rusted school cafeteria
  05/26/23
Can distributors distribute something else or do they have t...
Rusted school cafeteria
  05/26/23
they have all kinds of shit. they’re more like salesma...
ruby dragon
  05/26/23
Seems like a 1930s mindset. Salesman in 2023? Flame?
costumed stage
  05/26/23
producers don’t want to house shit or mix up their pro...
ruby dragon
  05/26/23
Bud distributors also distribute Logan Paul's energy drink s...
khaki mad cow disease affirmative action
  05/26/23
Sounds like a racket that organized mobsters run in secret m...
green philosopher-king rehab
  05/26/23
...
vivacious place of business nowag
  05/26/23
i used to represent two beer distributors. family owned busi...
orchid multi-colored casino
  05/26/23
the biggest liquor distributors are multi-billion dollar fam...
spectacular gay kitty
  05/26/23
...
passionate angry temple
  05/26/23
didn't Jesse Jackson end a boycott of A-B when he son was gi...
underhanded forum keepsake machete
  05/26/23
It's where the real money is made. Controlling distribution...
Outnumbered meetinghouse
  05/26/23


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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:20 PM
Author: costumed stage

https://abcnews.go.com/Business/biggest-losers-bud-light-boycott-hammers-hundreds-independent/story?id=99536969

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355703)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:22 PM
Author: curious address black woman

same as any other distributership. theyre the people that ship bud light to businesses.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355717)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:23 PM
Author: costumed stage

Why isn't it on the Walmart truck with everything else?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355719)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:23 PM
Author: curious address black woman

often times its on bud light trucks they just dont drive to literally everyone that sells it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355722)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:48 PM
Author: Hyperactive garnet dingle berry

Watch 'Beer Wars'

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356317)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:24 PM
Author: frozen queen of the night

There is some weird 3 tier model required by law where breweries can't distribute their own beer

https://www.craftbeer.com/craft-beer-muses/three-tier-system-impacts-craft-beer

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355729)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:25 PM
Author: frozen queen of the night

This is 180 btw "Truck drivers delivering Bud Light have received the middle finger from passersby, distributors have faced intentional collisions from shopping carts as they drop off beer and vendors have endured homophobic jokes calling them "gay beer salesmen," according to top officials at several beer distribution companies."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355733)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:31 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355766)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:43 PM
Author: Soul-stirring bossy nursing home

lol

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355829)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 8:27 PM
Author: Big obsidian macaca mediation

lol

poor bros tho, hung out to dry

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356000)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:38 PM
Author: Salmon Pontificating Garrison Prole



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356272)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:12 PM
Author: ruby dragon

this makes me think America still has a chance

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358492)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:17 PM
Author: flushed pocket flask

seems like it’s homophobic of the distributors to assume “gay beer salesmen” was used as a homophobic joke and not a compliment.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358521)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:18 PM
Author: Chocolate Senate



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358523)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:43 PM
Author: Silver cheese-eating dopamine



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358625)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:46 PM
Author: comical sick spot rigor

gay beer salesman tp

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358635)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 2:10 PM
Author: Outnumbered meetinghouse



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358789)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:26 PM
Author: fluffy boiling water

Middle man between producers and retailers.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355735)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:33 PM
Author: heady sepia theater

A legally mandated and utterly absurd middle man.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355783)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 8:08 PM
Author: fluffy boiling water

100%.

You should see the insane restrictions on breweries in NJ.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355932)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 7:35 PM
Author: Bateful aquamarine dilemma

thank you religious conservatives!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46359856)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:28 PM
Author: vivacious place of business nowag

the law requires a 3-tier system (strict separation between manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) to ensure that big time political donors get an equal slice of the monopoly. uhh sorry, i meant "to ensure the public health and safety."

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355755)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:29 PM
Author: costumed stage

In popular imagination beer distributors print money. They just have a fleet of big rigs?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355762)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:31 PM
Author: vivacious place of business nowag

yes and more importantly a personal connection to the manufacturer. once you land a distribution contract with a manufacturer no other distributor can move their product in your region. so you can imagine how much graft and corruption goes on in obtaining a contract from AB or brown forman or gallo wines. in any other business it'd be a blatant antitrust violation, but it's ok here because "it protects the public health and safety."

manufacturers across the country have had to fight like hell to sell their own product to-go because a manufacturer's license only allows for on-site consumption. the distributors and retailers lobby against it because it cuts them out - i mean uhh it endangers the public health and safety.

it's a total fucking racket.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355769)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:43 PM
Author: costumed stage

holy shit government is diaper

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355826)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:52 PM
Author: vivacious place of business nowag

the more people that are legally required to be involved the more people there are to ensure the public gets a safe, unadulterated product!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355872)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:43 PM
Author: Trip sex offender



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358627)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:32 PM
Author: curious address black woman

if you bought distributorships in the 70s and had an ounce of sense you did mint money same as anything else. but yeah its just wearhouses, contracts, and trucks, so its not like its inherently profitable.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355779)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:34 PM
Author: heady sepia theater

That's where John McCain's wife's money come from, for instance.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355786)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 2:10 PM
Author: Outnumbered meetinghouse

cr

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358792)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:44 PM
Author: balding lettuce

You don't know anyone who owns a beer distribtor or a soda distributor?

It's basically the same thing as a car dealership with the same type of people owning them - they're given a legal monopoly and then for generations act like they're god's gift to business and "job creators"

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355832)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 7:50 PM
Author: passionate angry temple

Not the same

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355862)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:48 PM
Author: Free-loading Shrine International Law Enforcement Agency

no, it's the same

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356311)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:46 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356480)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:48 PM
Author: chrome theater stage



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356484)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 11:59 PM
Author: mischievous organic girlfriend

(coca cola middleman)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356715)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:57 PM
Author: flushed pocket flask

(jenny)

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358712)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:45 PM
Author: chrome theater stage



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356474)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 11:58 PM
Author: mischievous organic girlfriend

I know someone like this but they just own McDonald's franchises ljl

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356714)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 8:09 PM
Author: hyperventilating selfie

So 3 out of 4 rednecks are still drinking this? Pathetic.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46355937)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:48 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat

There's got to be a certain amount of libs and fags who are now drinking more Bud in some sort of fucked up solidarity with GC.

And it wouldn't take all that many to swing the pendulum a bit either, fags are notorious substance abusers & some rather small fraction of the population makes up a huge portion of alcohol sales.

IME it could still get a lot worse for Bud

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356314)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:42 PM
Author: Carnelian Point

You think corporate AB is gonna deliver beer to the tens of thousands of retailers and restaurants in any decent sized city?

Distribution is the hidden industry of the American economy but it’s huge

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356287)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:47 PM
Author: costumed stage

Why don't they just do gig economy bro like Amazon and have mom and pops working for $4.13/hr after car wear deliver.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356306)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:49 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat

"You think corporate AB is gonna deliver beer to the tens of thousands of retailers and restaurants in any decent sized city?"

Uh yeah? They 100% would if they could.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356323)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:52 PM
Author: Carnelian Point

But most manufacturers that are legally allowed to don’t do that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356329)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:40 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat

For various large segments of the consumer-facing economy, they do all that and then some.

Soda, bread, chips, sweets, greeting cards at the grocery store? None of that shit passes through "normal" distribution channels. They all pay stores for shelf space and have their own distribution.

There's a reason why Tesla is fighting the dealership model. It's more profitable for them if they can sell direct to consumer.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356462)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:53 PM
Author: Carnelian Point

Ljl you are clueless.

Google “coca cola distributor”

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356499)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 11:47 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat

There's more profit in alcohol than soda

Plus with alcohol you're still dealing with a limited set of licensees that can sell your stuff. With soda your customer base is unlimited.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356679)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:18 PM
Author: Talented Ratface Base

somewhat, the bread you see in the store is distributed by someone who owns the 'route'. it's still a private, 3rd party that gets an exclusive area and is expected to deliver inventory and hustle a bit to push product

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358525)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:19 PM
Author: ruby dragon

restaurants and bars are not nearly as standardized as supermarkets

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358528)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:54 PM
Author: Pale hairraiser becky

are you a lawyer?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356335)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:40 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat

What do you think?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356464)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 9:57 PM
Author: White cumskin

Some of you are so ignorant about Business, it’s laughable

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356349)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 10:53 PM
Author: Carnelian Point



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356501)



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Date: May 25th, 2023 11:47 PM
Author: Well-lubricated toilet seat



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356680)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 12:34 AM
Author: mischievous organic girlfriend



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356789)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 12:58 AM
Author: Rusted school cafeteria

The media wants us to feel bad for these guys and stop our boycott. Without xo, I might have had some sympathy for these monopolist shitheads

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46356829)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:11 PM
Author: Rusted school cafeteria

Can distributors distribute something else or do they have to starve to death if one product falls out of favor? I am sending $29 per month to support a starving bud light distributor, but it got me wondering

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358485)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:22 PM
Author: ruby dragon

they have all kinds of shit. they’re more like salesman than delivery guys. like they might say “hey if you buy 20 cases of Popov I’ll throw in two free kegs of PBR.” shit like that. and the owner of a dive bar might switch the well vodka to Popov

people ITT who think restaurants and bars order consistent products and amounts like supermarkets are clueless

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358537)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:35 PM
Author: costumed stage

Seems like a 1930s mindset. Salesman in 2023? Flame?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358591)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 2:26 PM
Author: ruby dragon

producers don’t want to house shit or mix up their production due to seasonality or just the fickleness of young idiots who booze. so they can just do what they do best - produce - and the distributors deal with transport, storage, etc. and if they want to dump something to get it off their books and/or out of their storage then they discount it and get it out to bars to deal with



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358885)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:54 PM
Author: khaki mad cow disease affirmative action

Bud distributors also distribute Logan Paul's energy drink so they can make it up there.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358684)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:16 PM
Author: green philosopher-king rehab

Sounds like a racket that organized mobsters run in secret meetings

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358514)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 2:08 PM
Author: vivacious place of business nowag



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358778)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:40 PM
Author: orchid multi-colored casino

i used to represent two beer distributors. family owned businesses. basically a printing press. anyone in a distributor's geographical region that buys budweiser, miller, etc. have to buy it from the distributor.

there are laws in place that protect distributors too. they spend lots of money on lobbyists and such.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358617)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 1:55 PM
Author: spectacular gay kitty

the biggest liquor distributors are multi-billion dollar family companies its crazy

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358695)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 7:11 PM
Author: passionate angry temple



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46359814)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 7:33 PM
Author: underhanded forum keepsake machete

didn't Jesse Jackson end a boycott of A-B when he son was given one of the biggest distributorships in the US?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46359849)



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Date: May 26th, 2023 2:09 PM
Author: Outnumbered meetinghouse

It's where the real money is made. Controlling distribution, i.e. the pipeline, ensures winners and losers.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=5345927&forum_id=2#46358785)