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« on: August 23, 2011, 10:00:51 am »

Interesting article out of OKC. CostCo has said they will open 6-10 stores in Oklahoma if wine can be sold in stores.

http://newsok.com/chamber-wants-wine-in-oklahoma-grocery-stores/article/3596337

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The issue is one the [Greater Oklahoma City Chamber] has made a priority, with a goal to draft legislation and get it on the ballot in November 2012.
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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 10:03:54 am »

I expect Tulsa Metro Chamber and TYPros will fall in line with the OKC Chamber.  Be interesting to see if State Chamber gets involved.
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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2011, 10:05:24 am »

Interesting article out of OKC. CostCo has said they will open 6-10 stores in Oklahoma if wine can be sold in stores.

http://newsok.com/chamber-wants-wine-in-oklahoma-grocery-stores/article/3596337


Well of course!  Let a huge retailer throw a carrot out there and maybe we'll see reform.  Makes me wonder if the liquor lobby of Oklahoma has the resources to fight a retail biggie like this one.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2011, 10:10:37 am »

Well of course!  Let a huge retailer throw a carrot out there and maybe we'll see reform.  Makes me wonder if the liquor lobby of Oklahoma has the resources to fight a retail biggie like this one.

Whoa whoa whoa...I thought it was because there would be rampant teenaged drinking and mass histeria.
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2011, 10:16:29 am »

I wonder if Costco realizes they will be dealing with the Black Hand if they try this?

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« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2011, 11:24:15 am »

I will shop at 6-10 Costco stores if wine can be sold there.


Here's how they need to frame their argument so that Oklahoma politicians will respond appropriately.

"If you allow us to carry wine in our stores in Oklahoma, we will give you over $80,000,000 every year!"

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2011, 11:28:48 am »

Do you think you should hold your breath?

Costco will not be in Oklahoma for many moons, but meanwhile they do long range planning.

This is, as said here today, about the mobsters who currently control the inventories of legal self medication poisons.

Flatuatorybogie, did you know you can order your wines from out of state and they'll be delivered right to you?
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« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2011, 11:29:51 am »

I will shop at 6-10 Costco stores if wine can be sold there.


Here's how they need to frame their argument so that Oklahoma politicians will respond appropriately.

"If you allow us to carry wine in our stores in Oklahoma, we will give you over $80,000,000 every year!"




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« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2011, 11:32:30 am »

Flatuatorybogie, did you know you can order your wines from out of state and they'll be delivered right to you?

How long's it been since you've given that a shot?

Ever notice "Oklahoma" is not on the drop down?

If you type in "Oklahoma" then the only options you have to purchase are the products with no alcohol in them.
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« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2011, 11:36:08 am »

This is cool. Costco makes an offer no decent tax loving, job creating legislator can refuse. Close to an election cycle. The cool thing is that WalMart, who already dominates the state, will have to respond in kind. And of course, the slippery slope argument will emerge from the small package liquor stores and they will make a good argument.

Time to sit back, pop the top on a cold one and enjoy the fights!
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« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2011, 11:37:23 am »

If you can bleed the package retail lobby of some of that money they spread among various politically-active churches to oppose this, then it might have a chance.  These "mom and pop" liquor stores have some deep corporate pockets, though.
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2011, 11:39:34 am »

This is cool. Costco makes an offer no decent tax loving, job creating legislator can refuse. Close to an election cycle. The cool thing is that WalMart, who already dominates the state, will have to respond in kind. And of course, the slippery slope argument will emerge from the small package liquor stores and they will make a good argument.

Time to sit back, pop the top on a cold one and enjoy the fights!
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2011, 11:49:08 am »

Townsterminator, some day I will teach you.....if you're nice to me. Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2011, 11:52:49 am »

If you can bleed the package retail lobby of some of that money they spread among various politically-active churches to oppose this, then it might have a chance.  These "mom and pop" liquor stores have some deep corporate pockets, though.

Not so certain about deep corporate pockets but sucking tits for sure.  Wink

I don't think this will be a big issue.....yet.
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« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2011, 12:55:47 pm »

This is cool. Costco makes an offer no decent tax loving, job creating legislator can refuse. Close to an election cycle. The cool thing is that WalMart, who already dominates the state, will have to respond in kind. And of course, the slippery slope argument will emerge from the small package liquor stores and they will make a good argument.

Time to sit back, pop the top on a cold one and enjoy the fights!

Good observation.
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