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WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Wine sales deabte continues

Joe Morelle's new bill rejected: http://www.lastmai nstreetstore.com/d ownload/releases/l ast_store_release_ 071709.pdf 7/17/2009 2:31:04 PM  (Jul 17, 2009 | post #27)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Wine sales deabte continues

video is here http://capitalnews 9.com/content/head lines/133585/polic e-looking-seafood- thieves/  (Jun 10, 2009 | post #26)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Wine sales deabte continues

Ok folks,found another news source. Just scroll down the pages to watch the video. If you want to read more just google in Price Chopper seafood thieves.  (Jun 10, 2009 | post #25)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Wine sales deabte continues

Looks like Neil Golub been reading here. With all his power in the Albany-Schenectady area was able to accomplish getting the videos off all three local news TV stations. He must've threatened them to pull his ads off and boy does he advertise. Guess he was really embarassed by it all and Danny Wegman gave him a call to get it removed.  (Jun 10, 2009 | post #24)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Wine sales deabte continues

This is puzzling. From Mr. Morelle’s own area, majority are against wine in grocery stores. The big corporate store in his area is pushing him real hard. I wonder what is in it for him if he can get this passed! By Assemblyman Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, the Assembly’s minority leader Daily Messenger Posted Jun 02, 2009 @ 02:14 PM The topic of grocery stores selling wine — even if it meant some neighborhood liquor stores might be put out of business — received the survey’s first majority negative response, as 30.96 percent said supermarkets should sell wine, 56.99 percent answered no, and 12.05 percent chose no opinion.  (Jun 3, 2009 | post #22)

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Wine sales deabte continues

By Assemblyman Brian Kolb, R-Canandaigua, the Assembly’s minority leader Daily Messenger Posted Jun 02, 2009 @ 02:14 PM The topic of grocery stores selling wine — even if it meant some neighborhood liquor stores might be put out of business — received the survey’s first majority negative response, as 30.96 percent said supermarkets should sell wine, 56.99 percent answered no, and 12.05 percent chose no opinion.  (Jun 3, 2009 | post #21)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

New bill on supermarket wine sales

Why would this pass? Is it not enough that larger conglomerates are taking over virtually every aspect of "mom and pop" shops. Now, they want to challenge and put out of business countless individually owned liquor stores. How can they compete in a market that will be so unbalanced if that bill passes? How can the small business compete on the volume purchases that these larger stores can afford to do and under cut the small guy? We do not even get a chance to voice our concerns as voters. What voice do we have? Let the people vote on it in the next election. Wine is more than half of liquor stores business. They never had the chance to grow. They could never catch up to the big corporates. All the things this bill is stating would be great for the liquor stores, but still no to wine in the grocery stores. Why is this thirst for wine so great with them? They are a thriving business and nothing is being taken away from them. But the liquor stores would stand to lose big. You can blame NY State for this predictament. The State should tell these supermarkets, you want wine in your stores so bad, you must buy them out. But noooo, that would cost too much. That is why they slyly convinced the governor to put it into his budget to begin with. Then all they had to do was pay a small franchise and watch the liquor stores fold after they took their best selling every day wines away from them. So, no, this bill is not a level playing field.  (May 31, 2009 | post #14)

WHEC-TV Rochester, NY

Wine sales deabte continues

On another note, picture this video if it was wine instead of seafood. Just picture the underage kids trying this. Also, now that many wines have the screwcaps instead of a cork, it would be so easy for anyone to open the wine in the stores and take a sip, including the employees. This has happened in other states. Price Chopper seafood thieves try to strike again! http://www.wten.co m/Global/story.asp ?s=10309817  (May 24, 2009 | post #18)

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Wine sales deabte continues

Have you forgotten, the majority of the Sate Legislators do not support wine in groceries, that is why it failed in the budget. They know how detrimental it would have been to the Liquor Stores. They talk about 2,000 new jobs! What happens to the 4,000 + jobs that would be lost to the liquor store's that close? Also, local areas would lose too. A quote from Legislature Chairman Jonathan F. Rouis “It is obvious that this change would decrease the volume of sales made in our locally owned businesses and would increase sales for larger, corporate-owned grocery, convenience and drug stores. This loss of sales and revenue would detrimentally impact our locally owned businesses and the county as a whole, because the corporate-owned stores send their profits to other counties and states where the corporate headquarters are located.” I also think Danny Wegman has a lot of pull with Joe Morrelle, after all he is from the Rochester area. Wonder how much he offered for support to his next election or donations to his causes which are probably hidden. Dan Wegman also controls much of the Seneca Wine area including the Wine Institute and Cornell. Wonder what he offered the wineries that supported him in the Seneca wine regions if they would come out to support wine in grocery stores. Looks like he is getting total control of western NY State in many ways. You can bet he ruined many other small businesses out there and put them out of business. I would love to see a bill for beer being taken out of grocery stores. Let that be contolled by the state too for the liquor stores. After all gocery stores, promote healthy foods. What is so healthy about beer? Prices would not be any lower than the Liquor Stores and there would be less to choose from. Did you know that 59% of the cost of a bottle of wine is taxes? And now the federal gov't wants to add more on top of that to help pay for the National Health insurance. Wake up people and learn the true facts because all this is about greed for more profits. And it would not necessarily remain in your community. Wholefoods has stores in europe! That money could go out of the country.  (May 24, 2009 | post #17)