RETAILERS LAUNCHING LOW-COST WINE LINES

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Following the smashing success of Trader Joe's two-dollar varietal wines last year, Safeway and Fred Meyer stores here and Raley's Bel Air Markets in Northern California have launched inexpensive wines, while Albertsons is preparing to do so.Charles Shaw wine, or "Two Buck Chuck" as it was dubbed, is sold exclusively at Trader Joe's and became one of the fastest-growing brands after

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Following the smashing success of Trader Joe's two-dollar varietal wines last year, Safeway and Fred Meyer stores here and Raley's Bel Air Markets in Northern California have launched inexpensive wines, while Albertsons is preparing to do so.

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