No person who is a member of the State Liquor Commission or an employee of the Commission, the Bureau of Alcoholic Beverages and Lottery Operations may have any connection, direct or indirect, with any alcoholic beverage licensee. This includes holding stock in a corporation interested directly or indirectly in the sale or manufacture of alcoholic beverages. [ME Law, Title 28-A, Part l, Chapter 3-A, Section 87.] Suppliers may not, directly or indirectly, or through any officer, director or stockholder, hold an interest of over one percent (1%) in the securities of any company holding a retail or wholesale license. Wholesale and retail licensees are also prohibited having from any direct or indirect financial interest in a supplier. [ME Law, Title[…]

No supplier or wholesaler may have any direct or indirect interest in a retail licensee or its premises. [NC Law, Chapter 18B, Article 11, Section 18B-1116; NC Regulations Title 14B, Subchapter 15C, Rule .0706.] A supplier or an officer, director, employee or affiliate of a supplier may not acquire, possess, or otherwise maintain an ownership interest in a wholesaler except as expressly authorized. The provisions which formerly allowed a supplier to assist the proposed purchaser of a wholesaler’s business have been repealed. [NC Law, Chapter 18B, Article 11, Section 18B-1119.] In addition, any person who is engaged in any manner in the manufacturing, rectifying, bottling or wholesaling of spirituous liquors cannot work on the premises of a mixed beverage permittee.[…]

No supplier or wholesaler may have any direct or indirect interest in a retail licensee or its premises. [NC Law, Chapter 18B, Article 11, Section 18B-1116; NC Regulations Title 14B, Subchapter 15C, Rule .0706.] A supplier or an officer, director, employee or affiliate of a supplier may not acquire, possess, or otherwise maintain an ownership interest in a wholesaler except as expressly authorized. The provisions which formerly allowed a supplier to assist the proposed purchaser of a wholesaler’s business have been repealed. [NC Law, Chapter 18B, Article 11, Section 18B-1119.] In addition, any person who is engaged in any manner in the manufacturing, rectifying, bottling or wholesaling of spirituous liquors cannot work on the premises of a mixed beverage permittee.[…]

Industry members may not do any of the following, either directly or indirectly: Acquire or hold a partial or complete ownership in a retail establishment, unless the retail establishment does not purchase or sell the alcoholic beverages of the industry member. Acquire or hold an interest in the real or personal property owned, occupied or used by a retail licensee in the conduct of the retail establishment, unless the retail licensee does not purchase or sell the alcoholic beverages of the industry member. Acquire a mortgage on the real or personal property owned by a retail licensee. Guarantee any loan or pay a retail licensee’s financial obligation, including but not limited to personal loans, home mortgages, car loans, operating capital[…]

Except as described below, no manufacturer and no director or officer thereof shall be, or have any interest (direct or indirect) in a wholesale or retail licensee’s business. [AL Law, Title 28, Chapter 3, Section 28-3-4(e), and Chapter 7, Section 28-7-22.] An Alabama manufacturer that sells up to sixty-thousand (60,000) barrels of beer annually may have a financial interest in a brewpub. The brewpub may also hold a restaurant retail license, but the manufacturer may not transfer alcoholic beverages directly to the brewpub; the brewpub must purchase alcoholic beverages from an authorized wholesaler or as otherwise provided by law. The manufacturer may not have a financial interest in any retailer other than a brewpub. [AL Law, Title 28, Chapter 4A,[…]

No entity or person holding a distiller or a wine manufacturer license issued by any licensing authority shall be issued a licensee as an importing distributor, distributor or retailer. This restriction applies to officers, associates, members, representatives, shareholders, etc., owning in excess of five percent (5%) of the licensed entity’s stock. For more details see Chapter 235, Act 5, Article VI, Section 6-4, of Illinois Law. For tied house provisions relating to a distributor, importing distributor, manufacturer of beer, or non-resident dealer see Chapter 235, Act 5, Article VI, Section 6-4.5. There are similar provisions for retailers in Chapter 235, Act 5, Article VI, Section 6-5. Federal law also applies, prohibiting certain relationships between suppliers and retailers and between wholesalers[…]

No manufacturer or importer may have any interest, direct or indirect, in a retail licensee. [CO Law, Title 44, Article 3, Section 44-3-308 and Section 44-3-407(2).] Federal law also applies, prohibiting certain relationships between suppliers and retailers and between wholesalers and retailers. Refer to Title 27 CFR Part 6 of the federal regulations for details.

A supplier may not hold any interest, direct or indirect, in a retail licensee. Additionally, no manufacturer or wholesaler or any officer, director or stockholder of a non-resident seller or manufacturer licensee owning more than fifteen percent (15%) of the stock shall have financial interest (direct or indirect) or any right, title or claim in the premises, equipment, business or merchandise of any mixed beverage, wine and/or beer caterer or bottle club licensee. [OK Law, Title 37A, Chapter 3, Sections 3-119, 3-120, and 3-121.] Federal law also applies, prohibiting certain relations between suppliers and retailers and between wholesalers and retailers. Refer to Title 27 CFR Part 6 of the federal regulations for details.

No manufacturer can have a financial interest in either a licensed wholesaler or a licensed retail establishment. No employee, officer, director, stockholder, member, owner, or partner (or the spouse of any of the foregoing) of a wholesaler or supplier may at any time serve as an office or director, and/or be employed in any capacity, with or without compensation, by the holder of a license of any other type. This prohibition does not apply in the case of a club which is not operated for profit. [DE Regulations, Rules 907 and 303 and DE Law, Title 4, Chapter 5, Subchapter I, Section 506.] Federal law also applies, prohibiting certain relationships between suppliers and retailers and between wholesalers and retailers. Refer[…]

No manufacturer or wholesaler or its officers, directors, agents, employees, stockholders or relatives may have any direct or indirect financial interest in, or participate in the operation of the business of, any retail licensee. [SD Law, Title 35, Chapter 35-2, Section 35-2-6.4.] Note: “Relative” has been redefined effective July 1, 2018 to include only spouse, parent, child, brother, or sister. No manufacturer or retailer, or a co-partner or a majority stockholder of a parent or subsidiary corporation or holder of a 10% or greater interest in a manufacturer or retailer, shall be granted a wholesale license. [SD Law, Title 35, Chapter 35-4, Section 35-4-5.1.] Federal law also applies, prohibiting certain relationships between suppliers and retailers and between wholesalers and retailers.[…]