From the Shanken News Daily last Thursday (4/2/15), we learn of possible price fixing in Minnesota. Interestingly, it is government-owned shops that are being accused of collusion. [level-members]
More information is available on the Shanken site. http://www.shankennewsdaily.com/index.php/2015/04/02/12073/total-wine-alleges-price-fixing-by-competitors-in-minnesota/ It will be interesting to see how this develops and what the blowback is. We’re not familiar with the regulations in Minnesota or how wholesale pricing is determined. That could be an interesting twist if Minnesota is one of the states where wholesale pricing is strictly controlled and can vary only based on volume.