After state regulators, probably wine retailer complaints are aimed at distributors the most, especially when it comes to discount deals. Flash Deals are deals available online and for a limited time only, in a market blitz open to all accounts. Lot Deals are collective buying opportunities. The advantage of Lot Deals is that it gives small retailers with limited resources the same price that large retailers pay when they buy the greater quantity. For instance, some states do not allow Flash Deals and some states do not allow Lot Deals.
Source: Forbes January 13, 2018 14:48 UTC