Industry News & Resources




‘The Evolution of Warehouse Automation’ 
State Excise Tax Rates on Cigarettes with State Rank
‘Should the US track cigarettes nationally?’ December 26, 2013
‘Dealing With The Holiday Surge In The E-Commerce Warehouse’, December 10, 2013
‘In the Case of Wholesale Food Distributors, It’s all about Location’, December 4, 2013

News Release

August 12, 2014
SICPA has sent new stamps to Ohio which will be showing up in the market very soon. If needed, assistance is available to support in this transition within your facility by calling RED Stamp at 616-878-7771 ext. 252.

June 10, 2014
The 2014-2015 License Renewal season is now underway. This message is being sent as a reminder that current Michigan Tobacco Products Tax licenses will expire June 30, 2014. Please note that in a prior notice, we advised that any applications that are not postmarked by June 30, 2014 will be considered NEW applications and will be subject to all of the requirements of a new applicant. If you have not done so, you should submit your renewal application for the 2014-2015 license year as soon as possible.

License renewal applications and all forms can be found at
Please contact the Tobacco Tax Unit at (517) 636-4630 with any questions.

Website Links

Michigan Legislative Website
Michigan Department of Treasury – Tobacco Tax Information
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau – U.S. Department of the Treasury
Modern Distribution Management – Wholesale Distribution News, Expert Analysis and Market Research.
Logistics Management
N.A.W – National Association of Wholesaler Distributors
Association for Operations Management
US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms – Alcohol and Tobacco
FTA Meeting Calendar 2013-2015
International Tax Stamp Forum
American Wholesale Marketers Association – Schedule of Events 2013-2016


AWMA – American Wholesale Marketers Association
WSWA – Wine & Spirits Wholesalers of America
IAWD – Illinois Association of Wholesale Distributors
SAWD – Southern Association of Wholesale Distributors
AGA – Alabama Grocers Association
MDVA – Michigan Distributor & Vendors Association
OWMA – Oklahoma Wholesale Marketers Association
 NAW – National Association of Wholesaler Distributors
NBWA – National Beer & Wine Association