An alliance of drugstores, groceries and gas stations is using the July Fourth holiday—which falls this year on Sunday—to
drum up more support for ending Indiana’s ban on Sunday retail sales of alcohol.
State regulators have issued a $17,000 fine against Kroger Co. over a warehouse accident that led to a worker’s death.
The 32-year-old Kroger worker had been on life support since a pallet of bottled water fell on her March 15.
Florida-based Sun Capital has completed the turnaround of Marsh Supermarkets and now is seeking a buyer
for the home-grown chain. CEO Frank Lazaran told IBJ Sun will sell Marsh “when the market is right, financing
is right, and
someone is willing to pay a fair multiple.”
An Indiana legislative committee recommends carryout sales of alcohol remain banned on Sundays, and liquor stores stay the
only place to buy cold beer.
Supporters and foes of repealing Indiana’s ban on Sunday take-out alcohol sales made their cases before a group of lawmakers yesterday in a preview of what could be a divisive debate in the next legislative session.
Sunday is the second-busiest grocery-shopping day of the week in Indiana, but there’s one product Hoosiers aren’t
allowed to put in their shopping carts that day even though it’s perfectly legal the rest of the week. That’s
because an archaic blue law prohibits carryout liquor sales on Sundays.
Matt Ewer and his wife, Elizabeth Blessing, launched Farm Fresh Delivery LLC in July. With nearly 500 subscribers already,
the organically- and locally-grown-groceries delivery business is blooming in a segment where many large, mass-market retailers
failed during the dotcom bust.