The conversation has started

Thanks to everyone for supporting the launch of Red White and Food on Wednesday. Nearly 400 people have signed up as members, and the media coverage has been exactly what we hoped.

A quick mea culpa.

We did have a typo (a rather significant one) on yesterday’s post. The post read:

“Our opponents are going to make two arguments: 1) It will increase access for minors and 2) it will hurt liquor stores. There is statistical evidence to support the first argument. Ironically for them, there is evidence that wine sales in retail food stores helps the liquor store industry.”

and should have said:

“Our opponents are going to make two arguments: 1) It will increase access for minors and 2) it will hurt liquor stores. There is no statistical evidence to support the first argument. Ironically for them, there is evidence that wine sales in retail food stores helps the liquor store industry.”

We want to make sure everyone knows that eliminating sales to minors is important to the grocery and convenience store industry. It’s why the industry pushed for Tennessee’s Responsible Vendor Law and mandatory carding last year. Much more on this in the future.

Kudos to bloggers for breaking Red White and Food.

Sean, Knoxville Talks and Michael Silence all had the news on Tuesday night before the campaign even launched. Good job.

And we’re not above some traditional media love, too.

Rick Locker from the Memphis Commercial Appeal was the first to publish, while John Rodgers and The Nashville City Paper lead the editorial race. WSMV-Nashville’s Jennifer Johnson captured the consumer perspective, while WZTV-Nashville’s Erika Lathon found a rather open-minded liquor store retailer. No, he was not a campaign plant.

People have been saying this issue has been around for years. However, this is the first time the industry has introduced the legislation and organized a campaign around it. This is the first time that consumers who want this choice have a way to make it happen.

The conversation has started. Help us keep it going.

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2 Responses to “The conversation has started”

  1. anita alexander Says:

    i would love to be able to buy wine at krogers, i do not buy that much but when i want to it would be so convient to get it where i am shopping. we only shop at krogers and we are there alot, so why not pick up wine while there. it would save going to the liquor store to purchase it. i really hope this will become available soon. we are senior citizens and do not get around too well, so anything that will save us another stop is great! thanks for letting me put in my say, anita alexander

    • redwhiteandfood Says:

      Thanks for your support. We believe there are a lot of customers like yourself who choose no to buy wine because they don’t want to make another trip. We’re fighting for you to have that choice.

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