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New Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers Say

New Shipping Law More Miss Than Hit, Arkansas Wine Producers Say

Arkansas' wine producers said Act 483, which went into effect in August 2013, puts the state wineries at a competitive disadvantage to out-of-state shippers. The Alcoholic Beverage Control Administration said 114 permits have been issued to allow shipping to Arkansas consumers, but only two permits have been given to a state winery.
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Signs Show Way to Arkansas Wine Industry

When it comes to state expenditures, $26,000 is not a huge outlay. That was the bargain rate for some highway signage Arkansas bought and erected to direct people to the state's wineries.
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Red Lobster Leads Trio of Seven-Digit Deals

Seafood restaurants, a bank branch in North Little Rock and land for a gated apartment project in west Little Rock assembled this week to form a quartet of million-dollar transactions.
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