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Michigan liquor shortage driven by software problems at one of three state distributors
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Michigan residents are experiencing a liquor shortage due to a software glitch with one of the major distributors in the state, hitting restaurants, bars and retailers throughout the state.
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The Detroit Free Press reports that the Republic National Distributing Company, one of only three distribution agencies authorized to deliver alcohol in the state, has faced continual software problems since moving into a new warehouse in the city of Livonia.
The glitch has produced such a backlog of deliveries that the Michigan Liquor Control Commission is intervening, according to the Free Press.
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"We are holding RNDC (Republic National Distributing Company) accountable on how they plan to fix this situation for our licenses," Michigan Liquor Control Commission Chairman Pat Gagliardi said in a statement Friday. "It's our priority to ensure our licenses have their shelves stocked for the public, especially in advance of the holiday season."