Cheers to Growth for Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores!

Hospitality and Liquor
// December 3, 2020
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Get out your cocktail shakers because holiday season is upon us, and we are still at home. Happy hours, holiday parties and large family gatherings may be replaced with virtual get-togethers or smaller parties, or they may be postponed until we are able to safely gather the way we would like.

The change in our habits, out of necessity, has undoubtedly changed our consumption of alcohol in this country. The majority of alcohol sales has shifted from on premises at bars and restaurants to retail sales for at-home and off-premises consumption.

Generally, liquor stores and other retail liquor outlets have been considered essential businesses. As reported by Voice of America, liquor shops in 49 of America’s 50 states, as well as the nation’s capital, remained open during the pandemic. Pennsylvania, our home office state, closed state liquor stores for several months at the beginning of the pandemic, but they have since reopened.

Retail beer, wine and liquor stores, as well as online liquor retailers, have seen significant growth during the pandemic due to their ability to safely remain open, deliver products, provide curbside pickup and accept online orders. Other businesses have also added retail alcohol to their shops, stands and existing businesses as another stream of revenue.

Whether you’re looking to place a liquor store, a beer distributor, a convenience store, or many of the other options in between, we have a product for you.

Some unique product features include:

  • The ability to consider stores that deliver alcohol or offer on-premises tastings
  • New ventures are eligible
  • No liability deductible
  • Access to our Business Resource Center, which provides alcohol-awareness training — training that still applies although these applicants are selling closed containers

Beer, wine and liquor stores are simple to quote and admitted in most states. The minimum information required to obtain a quote is an annual breakdown of all sales. To get a quote, simply visit, call our Instant Quote team at 888-SPD-USLI or send an email to your underwriter for a three-hour turnaround.

As the months get colder and limited outdoor seating options and potentially new closures become part of our lives, beer, wine and liquor stores are still slated to see growth. When you ring in the New Year by popping a bottle of champagne, you’ll have your favorite local shop to thank.

As always, thank you for your support and business.

Contact Dave Bowman
Product Leader | 888-523-5545, ext. 7404

Emily Stones HeadshotWritten by Emily Stones
December 3, 2020