The Mississippi Department of Revenue’s Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) has announced a temporary suspension of their liquor ordering system. They say the suspension is necessary to try to remedy the unprecedented backlog of orders currently in their system.
This step allows businesses permitted to sell liquor to still receive orders already made, but not place new orders during this week. The agency says they are working to catch up with the increased demand they have experienced over the last four months.
On Friday, the state Department of Revenue said in a statement, “We have received numerous concerns from you, our partners, over this step and are taking another look at our options. In the meantime, we will be bringing our order system back on line today with the same order limits that were previously in place. Our hope is to find a solution that will allow the ABC to clear up the backlog while still providing our customers with the services they need to keep their businesses running smoothly.
Please be aware that with the current orders in our system, you will experience delivery times of one week or more until we can find a way to get this backlog cleared. We thank you for your patience with us while we search for a viable solution to meet everyone’s needs. We know we are all in this together.”