NEW YORK RETAILERS PROTEST FOR WINE SALES

ALBANY, N.Y. (FNS) -- Food retailers have formed a coalition with others in the New York state wine industry in a renewed effort to permit sales of wine in supermarkets, telling state lawmakers, "It's time for wine."The proposal could provide the state with $130 million in additional revenue in the first year, coming from sales taxes, excise taxes, license fees and a one-time franchise fee, according

ALBANY, N.Y. (FNS) -- Food retailers have formed a coalition with others in the New York state wine industry in a renewed effort to permit sales of wine in supermarkets, telling state lawmakers, "It's time for wine."

The proposal could provide the state with $130 million in additional revenue in the first year, coming from sales taxes, excise taxes, license fees and a one-time franchise fee, according to Jim Rogers, president and chief executive officer of the New York State Food Indu

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