If the Governor signs the law into effect allowing markets to sell liquor alongside beer and wine, where will markets put it? Publix beer and wine aisle seems packed already and so do the other aisles. What do you think they'd get rid of to sell liquor? Because they will sell liquor, it's a money maker.
What about little independent liquor stores, will this drive them out of business?
They should just knock down the wall, problem solved. Otherwise they'll remove wine and probably just put the best selling hard stuff or cheapest liquor in the grocery part and just keep the liquor store open. But if I was to make a bet they will just keep the status quo. At least at my publix since it is a smaller one.
I do all my liquor and wine shopping at Total Wine. We buy all our groceries at Public.
32 oz size
If I drive to Total Wine it eats up any savings in gas. Therefore most alcohol comes from there for me. I also save time because Total Wine has a bigger selection of beer, therefore I am saving time in avoiding my indecision.
Total Wine is on way home from the office. I stop every Friday night to reload for the next week.
per the bill, gas stations/convenience stores have to be greater than 10,000 sqft to qualify, your normal kwike mart won't be carrying the liquor
I wish I could say the same. I can alter my route a little and hit the ABC.
How convenient it is to block competition for the big guys.
Here on the north side of Jacksonville there is a store in the Duvall Station plaza where a big old Georgia hillbilly that yells at the customers who wear gators gear in the store. usually go to him.
Sounds like my brother from another Mother right there. I must seek him out and purchase from him.
Walmart was the biggest lobbyist for the law, followed by target. They want to get into the business without having to build a second store to sell it out of.
Liquor at Sam's club might be nice for those who buy by the case.
Former Mini Mart Magnate
I am just here for my amusement.
How did a wall keep small liquor stores in business?
But,you can't buy it on Sunday,and you can only get cold beer at liquor stores.
You make a good point. If I need the hard stuff and no groceries, I'm not running into a grocery store even if I know the 10 or less items lane is open. Heck, that's true if I want beer, wine and/or mix. It only makes it convenient if I have groceries to buy. The nice thing about liquor stores is there is no crowd and no lines.
It just so happens that the Publix is my closest liquor store, so if they were to bust out the wall, I might go the extra distance. So in an odd way it could help liquor stores.
I actually hate that the craft beer selection of beer, especially cold beer, is bigger in the grocery store and not the Publix liquor store next door.
It's all on the grocery chains and they have some decisions to make.