Westboro Business Owner Honored at ABL Convention Fri, Dec 02, 22 | news Beverage Retailer Ryan Maloney is Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year Bethesda, MD – March 20, 2009 – Ryan Maloney, owner of Julio’s Liquors in Westboro, MA, has been honored as a 2009 Brown-Forman Retailer of the Year. Maloney was presented with the Retailer of the Year award in a ceremony during the American Beverage Licensees 7th Annual Convention on March 3 in Las Vegas. The Brown-Forman “Retailer of the Year” Awards are presented annually at the American Beverage Licensees Convention. Ralph Aguera, Vice President, Trade Relations for Brown-Foreman Beverages Worldwide was on hand to present the Mr. Maloney with his plaque and thank him for his contributions to the alcohol beverage industry. ABL’s regional and state affiliate offices nominate recipients of the award, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated excellence in responsible and innovative retailing. Beverage retailers are a crucial link in beverage alcohol sales as they are the last members in the industry to handle products before they reach the hands of the consumers. They are also key members in their communities, who take their jobs seriously and strive to exhibit responsibility in retailing.