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Mary Robin Casteel

Mary Robin Casteel
Government & Politics

Gov. Hutchinson Announces New Chief Legal Counsel

Gov. Asa Hutchinson has tapped the current director of the state's Alcohol Beverage Control Administration to be his new chief legal counsel. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal / Retail

Illegal Shipments of Wine Anger Arkansas Retailers, WholesalersLock Icon

The online wine clubs’ come-ons are seductive: Shop at home, discover hard-to-find wines, open the box deposited at your door. Unfortunately, that delicious wine may be illegal. read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Medical Marijuana Commission to Explore Hiring Consultant

The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission took the first step Monday toward hiring an independent consultant to review about 230 applications for dispensary licenses. read more >
Agriculture & Poultry / Government & Politics / Health Care / Legal

Judge Voids Marijuana Commission’s Cultivation Choices

A Pulaski County Circuit Court judge declares the Arkansas Marijuana Commission's scoring of cultivator applicants "null and void," preventing the commission from officially awarding cultivation licenses. read more >
Southern Glazer’s, which has a distribution site in North Little Rock, is accused in a suit by a fired employee  of charging Wal-Mart more for alcohol than it charged competitors.
Business Services / Legal / Public Companies / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Liquor Wholesaler Glazer’s Charged Wal-Mart More, Suit Says

A former vice president at Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits LLC has alleged in a lawsuit that it charged Wal-Mart Stores Inc. more for alcohol than other retailers. read more >
Government & Politics / Retail

Wine Choices in Arkansas Set to SoarLock Icon

What once was a stream is now a flood as applications for grocery store wine permits pour into the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division. read more >
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Retail

Grocery Store Applications for Wine Permits Pour Into ABCLock Icon

The Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division began accepting applications for grocery store wine permits one week ago, a development permitted by the Legislature’s passage this year of Act 508, which allows grocery stores in “wet” counties to sell an expanded selection of wine. read more >
Mary Casteel
Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food

Mary Casteel Tapped to Lead ABC

Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday appointed Mary Casteel as director of the Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division. read more >
Russ Melton, president of Diamond Bear, says breweries  add to the state’s image and desirability.
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Media & Marketing / Restaurants & Food / Retail / Tourism

Beer Tourism Contributing to Growth in Industry

Tourism officials around the state are banking on growing interest in craft beers, leveraging the brewing industry’s popularity to draw business to breweries and to the state’s other attractions. read more >