Shortfalls Could Benefit Grocers

Budget deficits in New York, New Jersey and Delaware might not be a bad thing for grocers. In fact, the gaps could spell opportunity for retailers hoping to sell alcohol in those states. A bill introduced here this month would allow Delaware grocers to sell beer and wine in exchange for a one-time $100,000 licensing fee, which could result in $10 million in revenue for the state. Proceeds

NEWARK, Del. — Budget deficits in New York, New Jersey and Delaware might not be a bad thing for grocers. In fact, the gaps could spell opportunity for retailers hoping to sell alcohol in those states.

A bill introduced here this month would allow Delaware grocers to sell beer and wine in exchange for a one-time $100,000 licensing fee, which could result in $10 million in revenue for the state. Proceeds would also come from a $5,000 renewal fee.

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