Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Alcohol delivery service Drizly hit by data breach affecting 2.4 million accounts


RITE "Bottoms Up" industry news
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Dear Kevin,

For over 15 years we have been on the edge of relevant information and offerings within the Retail Alcohol Industry to help guide your interests and decisions. In testament to this, we received the 2019 "Friend of the Retailer" award from MN's Licensed Beverage Association (1st POS company to win the award).

The Industry is changing and we are changing right along side it to better suit your needs (scroll down to reminder about RMS end of life).

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Sales at Utah’s state-run liquor stores top half-billion dollars a year for first time
(estimated read time 2-3 minutes)
"Sales at Utah’s state-run liquor stores topped a half billion dollars in a year for the first time ever.Numbers released by the Utah Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control this week show the state took in $500,324,118 in fiscal 2020, which ended June 30. Sales were up even though the overall number of bottles sold for the year was down 3.5 million or about 7% from last year.
Moving heavy beer to grocery stores last November might account for the drop, officials said."
Alcohol delivery service Drizly hit by data breach affecting 2.4 million accounts
(estimated read time 1 minute)
"Drizly confirmed it suffered a massive breach earlier this month, saying data from 2.5 million accounts may have been stolen.
The alcohol delivery service confirmed Wednesday that a hacker acquired some of its customer data, including emails, date-of-birth information, passwords, and in some cases, addresses. The breach was first reported by TechCrunch."
Coca Col
Re-enters the Booze Business
estimated read time 3 minutes
"Look out liquor world: Coca-Cola is getting back into the booze business. And unlike 40 years ago, this time the soda giant is playing to its strength.Coca-Cola announced last week that it will create a Topo Chico hard seltzer, which it plans to debut in Latin American countries this year. The plan is to launch the cans into the US market in 2021. This comes a year after Coke successfully dipped its toes back in the liquor market for the first time in decades, introducing a lemon-flavored canned cocktail called Remondo in Japan.”
Best of the Rest
RMS goes End of Life in one short year from now
This may be an opportune time for you to evaluate CloudRetailer.
  • A year will go by very quickly
  • Tools to keep you viable and in business (curbside module for example)
  • Built by people who know RMS inside and out
  • "Very happy with the switch to CloudRetailer. It has been a huge upgrade in every way. Anyone who is still using RMS should move to CloudRetailer." - N. Beers
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