Haslam Signs Wine-in-Grocery Stores Bill

Gov. Bill Haslam today signed the bill allowing wine to be sold in grocery stores, the Memphis Business Journal reports. Municipalities can now begin petitioning for referendums on allowing the sale of wine in grocery stores but it will be at least two years before wine could be on shelves. Because of a compromise to allow retailers to continue to compete with grocery stores, liquor stores will be able to sell beer and other items as soon as this summer without a referendum.