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Product Listing

Goal of the Listing Process at the Idaho State Liquor Division (ISLD)

Product Listing

The ISLD product mix is continuously evaluated to ensure success in serving our patrons. Listing and delisting procedures are used to maintain an optimal assortment for the consumer by bringing new items to market and removing non performing items. The final decision regarding items offered by the ISLD rests with the Director.

Listing Procedures

Quick List

Idaho Liquor Supplier Representatives may submit new items for consideration to the “Quick List Committee”. Only Idaho Supplier Representatives can submit requests to the Quick List Committee on behalf of suppliers. The Quick List meetings allow for prompt consideration of new items presented to Idaho. Quick List meetings are held in: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August and September.

Holiday Quick List meeting held in: November (Valentines and St. Patrick’s Day Holiday themed items only).

The following documents are required and must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the meeting month. The documents must be emailed to: quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov by the Broker/Representative.

***Include all required documents per item submission packet in one email. ***
***Email subject line must read: New Item Listing – “name of item presented”***

  • 1. The standard price quote form showing FOB Boise case cost with resulting retail price for the size presented. Ensure the cost per ounce relationship between the size presented and the parent 750ml follows the ISLD pricing guidelines. For questions regarding the pricing guidelines, contact ISLD’s pricing coordinator. In addition, if a 50ml size is available, a price quote for the 50 ml size is needed. Both sizes may be on same standard quote form in the appropriate designated columns. Please include # of bottles per sleeve and # of sleeves per case on the quote for the 50ml size. Use our Idaho Price Calculator for calculations. All new item packets should include a standard price quote for both a single bottle pick and a full case pick FOB for the item presented. This will ensure ISLD can make the best decision without delays of reaching back out to the supplier for a different quote.

  • 2. A completed new item information sheet. This form has been updated and requires additional information regarding the item presented for listing. All fields must be filled out for the form to be complete. An incomplete form will be deemed an incomplete package and not presented to the listing committee for consideration. Include any other sales tools and/or informational brochures needed in order for the listing committee to make a responsible decision.

  • 3. Written withdrawal or exit strategy should the product fail to achieve the supplier 9L case forecast on the New Item Information Sheet or the ISLD dollar volume benchmarks (see product delisting within 15 months (new items).

  • 4. An item sell sheet with product information and recipes must be included in the submission email to quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov.

  • 5. A high resolution bottle image (.jpg or .png) must be included in the email to quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov.

  • 6. Ship the item sample to:
    “Attention: QUICK LIST COMMITTEE (MONTH)”
    Idaho State Liquor Division
    1349 E. Beechcraft Court
    Boise, ID 83716

  • 750ml size: Only 1 sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.

  • 50ml size: No sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.  Only an accurate high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) is needed for both individual unit and item sleeve.

  • Multipack size: Only 1 sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.
  • Gift Sets: No sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.  Only an accurate high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) is needed.

Requests will be considered by the Director’s designee(s) who will then make recommendations to the Director. Product Listing

  1. Items may be recommended for immediate listing.
  2. Items may be held waiting further information.
  3. Items may be denied with no further action taken.
  4. ISLD, at its sole discretion, may reconsider items at any time, including those that were not selected.

Items may be selected as new (N), introductory (I), or one-time-only (O) items. If selected via Quick List, the item will be allocated to retail based on the ISLD new product allocation procedures. Items selected via Quick List must be available for outbound store delivery within 60 days. The Director reserves the right to approve or disapprove any additions to the item line via Quick List process.

Each item may only be presented twice during a rolling twelve month calendar year for a new item listing. Non-approved new item listings may re-present one additional time during a rolling twelve month calendar year; excluding back to back listing months.

The Supplier certifies the consumer safety of any item delivered to an ISLD distribution center. The Supplier agrees to provide ISLD a copy of product test results upon request.

Size Extensions:

To qualify to present a size extension for consideration, the brands existing each need to be returning at least $50,000 in annual contribution margin. 
Size extensions are considered in the listing process along with other new items. 
The following documents are required and must be submitted by the 15th of the month prior to the meeting month.  The documents must be emailed to: quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov by the Broker/Representative.

***Include all required documents per item submission packet in one email. ***
***Email subject line must read: Size Extension Listing – “name of item presented”***

  • 1. The standard price quote form showing FOB Boise case cost with resulting retail price for the size presented.  Ensure the cost per ounce relationship between the size presented and the parent 750ml follows the ISLD pricing guidelines.  For questions regarding the pricing guidelines, contact ISLD’s pricing coordinator.  Use our Idaho Price Calculator for calculations. All size extension item packets should include a standard price quote for both a single bottle pick and a full case pick FOB for the item presented. This will ensure ISLD can make the best decision without delays of reaching back out to the supplier for a different quote.
  • 2. A completed new item information sheet. This form has been updated and requires additional information regarding the item presented for listing.  All fields must be filled out for the form to be complete.  An incomplete form will be deemed an incomplete package and not presented to the listing committee for consideration.  Include any other sales tools and/or informational brochures needed in order for the listing committee to make a responsible decision.
  • 3. A high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) must be included in the email to quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov.
    • No sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.  Only an accurate high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) is needed.  If size extension is for a 50ml, both individual unit and sleeve images are needed.

Allocated Items:

Allocated items are considered in the listing process along with other new items. All allocated items selected will be identified under ID code (M).

***Include all required documents per item submission packet in one email. ***
***Email subject line must read: Allocated Item Listing – “name of item presented”***

The standard price quote form showing FOB Boise case cost with resulting retail price for the size presented. All allocated item packets should include a standard price quote for both a single bottle pick and a full case pick FOB for the item presented. This will ensure ISLD can make the best decision without delays of reaching back out to the supplier for a different quote. 

All allocated item price quotes must be submitted as a single pick item.  Use our Idaho Price Calculator for calculations.

A high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) must be included in the email to quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov.

  • No sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.  Only an accurate high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) is needed.

Critical points to consider when presenting new items include, but are not limited to:

Consumer Demands Consisting of:

  1. Consumers or Licensees request.
  2. Consumers or Licensees request for new varieties, packages or sizes of existing items
  3. Suppliers’ demonstration of consumer interest in new items.
  4. Items are well established name brands, with strong consumer item awareness.

Item “Fit” With ISLD Product Line:

  1. The current product line has limited price choices for similar items.
  2. Consumers request for more item alternatives or additional pricing levels.
  3. The category has too few items to meet consumer needs.
  4. The number of items currently offered matches the sales demand of the respective category.

Special Orders

An item can be added to the Special Order product line upon request supported by an identified retail consumer or liquor–by–the drink licensees.

***No “speculative” Special Orders will be considered or allowed***

To be listed as a Special Order item, supplier must provide a standard price quote form.

All Special Order item price quotes must be submitted as a single pick item. Use our Idaho Price Calculator for calculations. All special order item packets should include a standard price quote for both a single bottle pick and a full case pick FOB for the item presented. This will ensure ISLD can make the best decision without delays of reaching back out to the supplier for a different quote.

A high resolution bottle image (.jpg or .png) must be included in the email to quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov.

The Director reserves the right to approve or disapprove any additions to the Special Order product line.

Holiday Items

Gift Sets:

Holiday gift sets may only be presented in April and May to be considered for the current year holiday season offerings. All submissions will be evaluated during the month of June, with Purchase Orders to follow in July for those items selected.

The following documents are required and must be submitted during the April & May months to be considered. The documents must be emailed to: quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov by the Broker/Representative.

***Include all required documents per item submission packet in one email. ***
***Email subject line must read: Holiday gift sets – “name of item presented”***

  • 1. Standard price quote form showing FOB Boise case cost with resulting retail price for size presented. Gift set pricing must reflect the lowest FOB and shelf price of the primary product code on deal or discount. Use our Idaho Price Calculator for calculations. All gift set item packets should include a standard price quote for both a single bottle pick and a full case pick FOB for the item presented. This will ensure ISLD can make the best decision without delays of reaching back out to the supplier for a different quote.
  • 2. A high resolution gift set image (.jpg or .png) must be included in the email to quick.list@liquor.idaho.gov.
    • No sample bottle/unit is needed of item being presented for listing consideration.  Only an accurate high resolution bottle image (.jpeg or .png) is needed.

Arrival at the ISLD warehouse must be no later than October 1st. ISLD reserves the right to refuse any holiday gift set shipments arriving after the October 1st deadline.

Holiday (LIFO) Items:

Last In First Out (LIFO) items should be submitted under the same NABCA code as the primary product code. All pallets must be clearly marked LIFO

All holiday gift wrapped (LIFO) items must be in the same case pack and must reflect the lowest FOB and shelf price of the primary product code on deal or discount.

The Holiday Listing Committee will make non¬binding recommendations to the Director for items to be offered during the holiday season.

The Director reserves the right to approve or disapprove any additions to the product line via the holiday gift set items selection process.

  • *IDAPA 15.10.01.21(06) – New Listings
  • *IDAPA 15.10.01.21(07) – Delisting
IDAPA 15 Administrative Rules

Revised January 2020