The Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control announced this morning a temporary halt in sales of alcohol to venders after a major influx of orders in the past four months.
This news comes on the heels of Governor Tate Reeves signing a bill last week that effectively ended “dry counties” in the State of Mississippi.
The Mississippi Alcohol Beverage Control released the following statement.
The Mississippi ABC has experienced unprecedented growth in its liquor orders over the last four months. We are experiencing a 29% increase in case sales. We have shipped over 1,330,000 cases of wine and spirits in the last 4 months. This has resulted in orders taking an average of one week for delivery. We currently have approximately 100,000 cases in our system waiting to be delivered. In the effort to catch up with the orders, the ABC is temporarily suspending the ability to place liquor orders beginning today, July 10th. We will continue to ship every day next week to get these orders out and will resume regular ordering July 20th. Additional information can be found at https://www.dor.ms.gov/Business/Documents/ABC%20Ordering%20Suspension.pdf. We appreciate your patience while we work to get caught up and resume the next day delivery to which our partners have become accustomed.