Offering point of sale general advice, consulting, and sales/service to independent retailers with between 1 and 350 store locations in the United States. Special focus on Pet Stores, Hobby Stores, Goodwill and Similar Thrift Stores, Book Stores, Gift Shops, Cannabis Retailers, Nursery and Garden Centers, Museums, Gift Shops, as well as Beer, Wine and Liquor Stores.
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 announcement about our new Curbside Pickup offering).
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Mass Cumberland Farms drops beer and wine ballot question
The proposed ballot question to allow more stores to sell beer and wine will not appear on the ballot this fall and its backers will instead work to put the question before voters in 2022.Cumberland Farms, the convenience store giant that was leading the ballot initiative campaign, said Friday evening that it is dropping its effort due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impacts on the retail sector and the company’s corresponding need to focus more on the health and safety of its workers and customers. “They deserve our undivided attention as we fulfill our ongoing commitment to safely providing essential services in cities and towns across Massachusetts."
A cold beer or bottle of wine could soon be just a click away in Georgia
"The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly approved legislation Tuesday to allow businesses licensed to sell alcohol to deliver beer, wine and spirits to customers’ doorsteps.
The current pandemic has left many Georgians wondering why they can get their bread and eggs delivered, but not their beer and wine, said Sen. Bill Cowsert, an Athens Republican who pushed for Snellville Republican Rep. Brett Harrell’s House Bill 879 in the Senate."
Oregon Liquor Control wants temporary alcohol rules to be permanent
"The Oregon Liquor Control Commission (OLCC) is set to put in motion plans to turn temporary alcohol guidelines, amended at the start of the coronavirus shutdown, into permanent rules, despite opposition from addiction recovery advocates.On Thursday, June 18, the OLCC will hear recommendations from its staff on amending guidelines and approving delivery of beer, wine, cider, and spirits, directly to Oregon consumers and their homes and allow for curbside pickup as a permanent option for its licensees or Oregon businesses with an approved alcohol license."
RITE is committed to supporting retailers in any business environment.
We acknowledge that a lot of you have had to shoot from the hip and make it up on the fly to serve customers via phone orders, email orders, product catalogs loaded onto Facebook etc... We applaud your efforts and creativity during these wild times.
As you are ready, we want to build off what you're doing and streamline sales methods that will continue to be requested, and to some extent required.
Give us a call, and we'll take you"From the Hip" to Fully Hip.
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