Tag Archives: Supermarket

• Craft Beer Now 30% of Costco’s Beer Sales

Craft Beer Now 30% of Costco’s Beer Sales

US retail giant Costo has announced that craft beer now accounts for 30% of the company’s total beer sales. Though it’s not only at Costo that craft beer is gaining shelf space – sales of micro brews are on the up in supermarkets and licquor stores in New Zealand. The New World supermarket chain has […]

• Lot18 closes UK operation

Lot18 closes UK operation

New York-based online wine merchant Lot18 has closed its UK operation just four months after launching. The members-only website will shut its London office on Friday and will suspend all UK operations at the end of July. In a statement issued by the company, the closure was blamed on the dominance of supermarkets in the […]

• California bill banning alcohol sales at self-checkout stands advances

California bill banning alcohol sales at self-checkout stands advances

Advocates of the measure say it would make it harder for teens to buy beer, wine and liquor. Supermarket chains say it’s a cynical attempt by a union to fight labor-saving technology. Rob Gokee and Allison Vanore know that buying wine at their neighborhood Fresh & Easy near the USC campus can be something of […]

• Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

Tennessee: You may soon be able to buy wine in a grocery store

New bill has backing of legislative leaders. A long bottled-up effort to loosen restrictions on wine sales is getting a new push this year, raising the possibility that Tennesseans will be able to buy a bottle of chardonnay at their local supermarket by this summer. State lawmakers, including some longtime opponents, say support is building […]

• Wine vending kiosk to open in Philly area grocery

Pennsylvania’s third wine vending kiosk will open Saturday at a Fresh Grocer supermarket in Drexel Hill, just outside Philadelphia. The Liquor Control Board said Friday sales of 40 different products will be available at the store on State Road, at $6 to $40 a bottle. The agency plans to eventually have kiosks at 100 locations […]