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IABR Statement on Big Oil Press Conference

Monday, June 5, 2017  
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IABR Statement on Big Oil Press Conference


INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 5, 2017) - The following statement was issued by the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers following the Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association (IPCA) and Ricker’s press conference:


“Indiana must continue to have strict alcohol regulations because when abused or used irresponsibly alcohol can destroy lives, families, and communities,” said Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers Vice Chair Jon Sinder. “Big Oil is well-intentioned with their polls and campaign. However, they miss the point – alcohol is a dangerous commodity. It is not meant to be convenient. The small business members of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers remain committed to their mandate from the State of Indiana to protect Hoosiers while preserving access to these dangerous substances in their communities. As our state continues to be embroiled in a deepening addiction crisis, it is more important than ever that we look for ways to control access to potentially fatal commodities, not continue down the road of deregulation.”




The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, IABR, is the voice of the package store industry in Indiana. The association represents the interests of 1,000 package store owners by promoting responsible retailing, developing sound public policy initiatives and building stronger communities with local advocates. A diverse board of package store owners from around the state helps create a sound foundation for the future of these multi-generational businesses.

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