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Michigan Liquor Control Commission to hold Business Meeting April 6, at 10:30 am in Lansing to Discuss Supply Chain Issues
March 08, 2022
March 8, 2022 -- The Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) will hold a business meeting on Wednesday, April 6, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the Lansing Office of the Commission, located at 525 W. Allegan Street, Lansing, MI 48933. The public can attend the hearing via a teleconference call or in person.
The purpose of the meeting is to address ongoing supply chain disruptions resulting in out-of-stock liquor products (not a liquor shortage) -- a situation that is affecting liquor licensees and their businesses. The Commission will provide an update on what's going on in the U.S. and global marketplace due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Discussion will focus on several contributing factors including the following: suppliers inability to keep up with demand; increased shipping costs; glass and aluminum can shortages; port congestion and transit delays; damaged or expired goods due to long delay times; tariffs; product aging requirements; overstocking; worker shortages; and, growing and shifting trends among consumers.
Licensees, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, government officials - and any other individuals who may be affected by the issue of supply chain disruptions - are welcome to attend.
Members of the public who plan to attend and participate in the meeting via the teleconference call may do so by dialing the number below at the time of the meeting.
Toll-free teleconference phone number: 888-204-5984 When prompted, enter the following passcode: 3198088
If attending in person, the meeting site and parking are accessible. Individuals attending the meeting are requested to refrain from using heavily scented personal care products in order to enhance accessibility for everyone.
People requiring additional services in order to participate in the meeting - such as materials in alternative format - should call Anita Fawcett at 517-284-6310 at least two business days prior to the meeting.
For more information about the MLCC, please visit http://www.michigan.gov/lcc.
It is the mission of the MLCC to make alcoholic beverages available for consumption while protecting the consumer and the general public through regulation of those involved in the sale and distribution of these alcohol beverage products.