Grocery Stores

March 2016 ::Tennessee :: Wine in Grocery Stores

A new bill proposed by state Rep. Curry Todd (R-Collierville) seeks to fast-track implementation of 2014 legislation permitting wine sales in Tennessee grocery stores. Although it allows the Alcohol Beverage Commission to begin granting licenses to grocery stores beginning on July 1, the provisions of the law failed to take into account processing time for [...]

March 2016 ::Oklahoma :: Wine in Grocery Stores

A proposal on sending the issue of full-strength wine and beer sales in Oklahoma grocery and convenience stores to a statewide vote in November is currently making its way through the state legislature. Senate Joint Resolution 68, authored by Sen. Clark Jolley (R-Edmond) cleared the state Senate this week and is now headed to the [...]

December 2015 - January 2016 ::Colorado :: Wine in Grocery Stores

A statewide outreach effort launched last week aimed to generate support and advocacy for bringing beer and wine to Colorado grocery stores. The coalition, Your Choice Colorado, initiated a “75 Stores in 75 Days” campaign to engage with shoppers and discuss the benefits of selling full-strength wine and beer in neighborhood grocery stores. Colorado is [...]

December 2015 - January 2016 ::Tennessee :: Wine in Grocery Stores

Tennessee lawmakers have passed a measure allowing state grocery stores to apply to begin stocking and selling wine. Stores are required to have their aisles prepared and applications for a permit submitted to the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission before July 1. Grocery stores within 500 feet of liquor stores must obtain written permission by those [...]

December 2015 - January 2016 ::Mississippi :: Wine in Grocery Stores

Lobbyists and lawmakers in Mississippi are gearing up for a legislative battle over allowing grocery stores in the state to sell wine. Looking for Wine, a coalition group that includes corporate partners like Wal-Mart and Kroger grocery stores as well as Mississippi residents, has been fighting the Mississippi Hospitality Beverage Association to expand wine into [...]