New York Proposal Would Permit Wine Sales at Multiple Grocery Stores

New York will join 35 other states that permit wine to be sold in multiple grocery stores if one of the revenue actions in New York state’s 2009 budget proposal is approved.

NEW YORK — New York will join 35 other states that permit wine to be sold in multiple grocery stores if one of the revenue actions in the Empire State’s 2009 budget proposal is approved.

While individual New York legislators have introduced similar bills over the years, this is the first time the proposal is part of an omnibus budget proposal, said Jim Rogers, president of the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, Albany. Rogers said the FIA supports the plan, but wants to

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