The Canadian province Ontario announced its plans to allow supermarket stores to sell wine. With the new decision 300 stores in the region would be in the capacity to sell wine. Starting this fall, shoppers could procure wine, cider and beer from as many as 70 supermarkets across the city. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario announced that the local government plans to put imported and domestic wine on sales crosswise 150 supermarket stores. Adding to this, 150 winery retail stores currently in operation would move into supermarket stores. There would be a shared checkout which would permit the residents to purchase wine along with their favorite brand of cheese, Wynne said in a press conference in Toronto.
“With a shared checkout, these supermarkets broaden their assortment to sell the wines of any Ontario producer,” she included. The new decision, according to Finance Minister Charles Sousa, who was also present in the press conference would enhance the condition of winemakers farmers and shoppers alike. He said that one could get wine from these supermarkets for as low as $10.95. He added that they always wanted to deliver quality products as it is a social responsibility.
The premier stated that the grocery stores will have the regular processing formalities to procure wine licence like the one implemented for beer sales. Last December, Wynne declared the province would allow supermarkets to sell beer at select locations. The government has said it plans to see beer sold in more than 100 grocery stores across Ontario in 2016.