ALBERTSONS PUTS WINE UNDER ITS INFLUENCE

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertsons has uncorked a line of corporate-brand premium wines under three labels that extend the national retailer's reach into the high-margin wine category.The three labels -- Origin, Jenica Peak Coastal and Q Sonoma County -- are not tiered by price or quality, said Mitch Oddo, vice president, liquor merchandising and procurement for the 2,300-store chain, based here. Origin is

BOISE, Idaho -- Albertsons has uncorked a line of corporate-brand premium wines under three labels that extend the national retailer's reach into the high-margin wine category.

The three labels -- Origin, Jenica Peak Coastal and Q Sonoma County -- are not tiered by price or quality, said Mitch Oddo, vice president, liquor merchandising and procurement for the 2,300-store chain, based here. Origin is the label for imports, while the other two are Californians. The Q label is higher-end

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