In 2015 alone, Colorado’s beer distributors provided nearly 8,000 direct and indirect jobs and contributed $535 million in wages and $1.5 billion in total economic impact.
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Set Pricing Structure
Distributors provide retail locations in Colorado a non-discriminatory structure for pricing. What this means is that all retailers are sold the same beer at the same set price. Regardless of size, units they sell and the retailers location. By doing this it levels the playing field allowing smaller shops to compete with larger mega stores.
Beer distributors are vital in revenue collection for the state. Beer distributors within the state of Colorado are involved in tracking beer shipments throughout the state. This allows for all beer products to be appropriately tracked and taxed according to Colorado State Law. This oversight in turn provides the state of Colorado an accurate and accountable system for collecting revenue.