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Setting the Record Straight: Indiana Liquor Stores Support Sunday Sales

Friday, September 29, 2017  
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Setting the Record Straight: Indiana Liquor Stores Support Sunday Sales

Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers re-affirms support for landmark Sunday Sales legislation


Indianapolis, Ind. (Sept. 29, 2017) – Representatives from the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers today reaffirmed support for legislation that would change Indiana law to allow for the sale of alcohol for carryout on Sundays at retail locations like liquor stores and grocery stores. 

The group issued the following statement: 

The time has come for Sunday sales.  We are eager to work together with legislators to successfully draft and pass meaningful and impactful public policy that will allow Hoosiers to purchase alcohol for carryout on Sundays for the first time since prohibition. 

Alcohol is a dangerous product that can destroy lives, families, and communities.  We need strong regulations on the sale of alcohol products that allow for access while ensuring that it does not get into the wrong hands.

As responsible retailers, we remain committed to exceeding the needs and expectations of our loyal customers while also promoting an atmosphere of safety for our team members and all who enter our stores that goes above and beyond simply what is required by the state.  We owe this to the Indiana communities in which our stores reside. 

The package liquor store industry in Indiana has been supportive of Sunday sales since the industry endorsed House Bill 1624 in 2015 which was killed without receiving a final vote in the House.

“Indiana’s ban on the carryout sale of alcohol on Sundays is antiquated and impacts the small business package liquor stores by forcing them to close their doors one day per week,” said Jon Sinder, Chairman of the Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers.  “We call on all stakeholders to work together to deliver results for Hoosiers.”

This announcement precedes the fourth meeting of the state’s Alcohol Code Revision Commission which is scheduled to convene on Friday, October 10th.     

“Indiana deserves a serious and comprehensive discussion about ways to meaningfully reform our alcohol laws that includes all stakeholders, from the factory to the end consumer,” added Sinder. “We can achieve results by working together but we can never compromise on safety.” 




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 stores 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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