No industry member shall require, by agreement or otherwise, directly or indirectly, that any retailer engaged in the sale of malt beverages, wine or mixed beverages purchase any alcoholic beverages from that person pursuant to any of the following practices:

(1)           written or unwritten contractual purchase agreements;

(2)           threat of loss of supply;

(3)           purchases made as a prerequisite for the purchase of short supply items; or

(4)           any form of coercion by the industry member, including threats of physical or economic harm.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 18B-100; 18B‑207; 18B‑1116(a);

Eff. January 1, 1982;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1984;

Transferred and Recodified from 04 NCAC 02T .0706 Eff. August 1, 2015;

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