Taking Sides: Tennessee wine law

Taking Sides: Tennessee wine law

Do you support Tennessee’s wine-in-food-store legislation? In November, residents in 80 Tennessee cities and towns will vote on whether wine can be sold in food stores, starting July 2016. This comes at a time when 36 other states allow wine to be sold at food stores. Supporters of wine sales at food stores say it provides a customer convenience, while critics counter that it will hurt small businesses.

Steve Smith, president and CEO, K-VA-T Food Stores

Over the years, scores of our Tennessee customers have expressed their desire to have the same opportunity afforded to their  Virginia neighbors: To purchase wine from their local supermarket, as opposed to frequenting retail package stores. Currently, consumers in 36 other states have this availability.

This desire has been confirmed by several polls that show the vast  majority of Tennesseans –

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