SCHENECTADY, N.Y. — Price Chopper has posted a form letter on its website that consumers can fill out and email to state lawmakers voicing support of the proposal to allow supermarkets to sell wine.
The letter can be accessed via a “Vote Wine 2009” icon on the home page of www.pricechopper.com. Those in support of the plan can fill in their name and address. By clicking “send,” the letter is emailed directly to state chamber representatives.
The letter asks lawmakers to support Gov. David Paterson’s proposal to allow the sale of wine in food stores throughout New York state. The Price Chopper website cites a recent statewide poll that shows that more than 60% of all New Yorkers support the idea of selling wine in food stores.
The site notes that the proposal has received support of the New York State Farm Bureau, the Food Industry Alliance of New York State, the Business Council of New York State and the New York State Association of Convenience Stores.
The letter comes at a time when the liquor store industry has launched a strong campaign in opposition of the plan.
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