NASHVILLE — June 28, 2016 – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), the sponsor of legislation allowing for the sale of wine in grocery stores in Tennessee, will make one of the first purchases in Middle Tennessee at an event at Publix Super Market at Victory Village in Murfreesboro on July 1 at 8:00 am. The time and date are triggered by a law approved by the General Assembly in 2014 which let Tennesseans in certain communities vote on whether to allow the sale of wine in retail food stores via a local referendum. Presently 86 municipalities have approved the sales.
This year, Ketron led to passage a bill that helped to ensure retail food stores could be stocked and ready for the sale on July 1.
Businesses in areas authorized to sell wine must receive a retail food store wine license and participate in the Tennessee Alcoholic Beverage Commission’s Responsible Vendor Program. This program requires retailers’ employees to complete training on the responsible sale of alcoholic beverages.
WHO: Senator Bill Ketron, sponsor of Tennessee’s law allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores
WHAT: Event marking the opening of grocery store wine sales
WHEN: Friday, July 1, 2016 at 8:00 a.m.
WHERE: Publix Super Market, Victory Village, 4175 Franklin Road, Murfreesboro