The revenue loss to the Commonwealth, if any, would be negligible. The enhanced consumer choice would be well worth any reduced income.<quoted text>
Not sure if you answered what I asked.
Anyhow, why would State liquor stores not carry what consumers demand and also why would private stores carry what consumers demand if they didn't want to? Private stores can do what they want for their own reasons--such as blacklist brands for enhanced benefits from other brands--correct?(Shelf placement being a similar example.)
Competition would force private stores to carry what consumers want.
Shelf placement is usually determined by price, with the highest priced brands receiving the best placement.
The only downside (for you) is that the clerks would earn far less, comparable to similar jobs in private industry.
Come to one of the excellent wineries here, learn that the Commonwealth will not stock their product, and then learn that they are prohibited from shipping to customers in the Commonwealth.