(a)  No wholesaler of malt beverages shall sell malt beverages to any person who does not hold a retail or wholesale Malt Beverage permit, and no wholesaler of wine shall sell any fortified wine or unfortified wine to any person who does not hold the appropriate retail or wholesale Fortified or Unfortified Wine Permit; except, that a wholesaler may furnish or sell wine or malt beverages to his employees for the sole use of the employees.

(b)  No retail malt beverage or wine permittee shall purchase those alcoholic beverages from anyone other than a licensed wholesaler.

(c)  No malt beverage wholesaler shall sell, ship, or distribute any brand of malt beverages to any retail permittee located outside the territory described in that wholesaler's distribution agreement for the product filed pursuant to G.S. 18B‑1303(a).

(d)  All persons holding retail Malt Beverage or Wine Permits shall keep the sales tickets and delivery receipts furnished by the wholesaler, pursuant to Rule .0502 of this Subchapter, as well as all other records of purchases of malt beverages and wine, filed separate and apart from all other records. Delivery receipts shall set forth terms of sale for each separate transaction between the retailer and the wholesaler and shall include for each separate sale:

(1)           date of sale;

(2)           trade name of retail establishment;

(3)           location;

(4)           quantity of each brand of alcoholic beverage sold;

(5)           unit price;

(6)           total price;

(7)           amount paid; and

(8)           invoice or receipt number.

(e)  The retailer shall retain for inspection copies of all tickets and receipts on the premises for three years.

(f)  A retail permittee who operates multiple locations may maintain beer and wine invoices at one central location upon written application to and approval by the Commission.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B‑207; 18B‑1107; 18B‑1109; 18B‑1303(a);

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. July 1, 1992; May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02T .0602 Eff. August 1, 2015;

Pursuant to G.S. 150B-21.3A, rule is necessary without substantive public interest Eff. August 19, 2017.