Central Warehousing

Central Warehousing occurs when a retailer purchases a specific supply of wine and stores it in a specific location from which it is then delivered to a single or multiple stores owned and operated by the retailer.

With retailers centrally warehousing its own inventory of wine and spirits, rather than having to pay a wholesaler to deliver products to different stores as needed by the retailer, great efficiencies are created for the retailer. Unfortunately, Central Warehousing is illegal in many states. NAWR supports Central Warehousing as a means for increased efficiencies for retailers, cost savings for retailers, and lower prices for consumers.