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New York Food Industry Alliance Ramps Up Efforts To Sell Wine

ALBANY, N.Y. - Golub Corp. president and c.e.o. Neil Golub, who leads the Price Chopper supermarket chain, is one of several retailers who are spearheading a $73,000 campaign to modify New York's liquor stores and distributors on the right to sell wine, reports local business publication The Business Review.

Golub, whose grocery chain is based in Rotterdam, N.Y., said he wants to be able to sell wine in his New York stores just as he does in his operations in Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts, according the report.

Calling the law senseless and "out of date," Golub contends consumers would benefit from the convenience of one-stop shopping and lower prices. Golub is calling for New York to join with the 35 other states that allow wine sales in supermarkets and grocery stores.

Golub is part of a coalition of supermarket owners, independent grocers, and grape growers aiming to get state lawmakers to allow wine to be sold at stores that already stock beer.

The "It's Time for Wine" radio campaign will be aired regionally in the state in the coming days, according to a Food Industry Alliance of New York spokesman.
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