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Yesterday, MNB reported that Whole Foods is circulating an email to its New York customers, asking them to lobby elected representatives to change state law to allow wine sales by supermarkets. Well, the Syracuse Post-Standard reports that Wegmans also “is enlisting the aid of its customers in a campaign to persuade the state to allow the sale of wine in supermarkets, setting up informational tables in its New York stores and handing out postcards that can be send to legislators supporting a change in state law.

The paper notes that “opposing the change in the state alcoholic beverage laws are many of the state's liquor stores and wineries. They've formed the Last Store on Main Street Coalition, a collective lobbying against the proposal. They contend that changing the law would directly harm their business and force some mom-and-pop liquor stores to close.”

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