N.Y. Wine-at-Grocery Proposal Dropped

ALBANY, N.Y. Despite a sweeping campaign conducted by Wegmans, Price Chopper and other New York grocers interested in selling wine, a revenue-generating state budget proposal that would have allowed them to do so was abandoned by legislators here last week. We presented 80,000 consumer postcards [supporting the measure] collected in our stores to the governor, the speaker of the assembly and the majority

ALBANY, N.Y. — Despite a sweeping campaign conducted by Wegmans, Price Chopper and other New York grocers interested in selling wine, a revenue-generating state budget proposal that would have allowed them to do so was abandoned by legislators here last week.

“We presented 80,000 consumer postcards [supporting the measure] collected in our stores to the governor, the speaker of the assembly and the majority leader,” Jim Rogers, president of the Food Industry Alliance of New Yor

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