Markets Face High Stakes to Match Across-the-Border Beer Sales
DaParma, Ron, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
Beer on supermarket and convenience store shelves and liquor sold in privately owned stores in Pennsylvania? Not yet.
Efforts by Sheetz Inc. and Wegmans Food Markets Inc. to sell beer in some stores could be the harbinger for Pennsylvanians thirsting for convenience when they shop for beer, wine and booze. But those efforts face continued resistance from industry and trade groups.
The stakes are high. The alcohol industry employs thousands and generates billions of dollars for bars, beer distributors and the Commonwealth, which began regulating the industry when Prohibition ended 75 years ago through the Liquor Control Board.
The beer industry alone accounts …
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Publication information: Article title: Markets Face High Stakes to Match Across-the-Border Beer Sales. Contributors: DaParma, Ron - Author. Newspaper title: Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Publication date: June 8, 2008. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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