Oklahoma: Walmart will push for hard liquor sales in stores

Source: Norman Transcript

By Ben Filerman | For The Transcript
December 18, 2022

For decades, liquor stores have served as a one-stop shop for all alcohol related needs.

An intricate part of many citizens’ weekly routines, a trip to the liquor store to grab a six-pack, a bottle of wine or a container of whiskey was a common occurrence.

However, with the recent legal changes surrounding the ability to sell liquor in retail establishments like grocery stores and convenience stores, some residents have gradually moved away from their typical visits to the liquor store and have replaced them with stops at the nearby grocery or convenience store.

State Question 792, which was introduced and passed in November 2016 and put into effect in fall 2018, drastically altered the landscape for alcohol sales across the state, allowing establishments like grocery stores and gas stations to sell beer and wine.

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