Story: Food shops

Supermarket beer sales

Supermarket beer sales

Beer was allowed to be sold in supermarkets from 1 December 1999. They had been allowed to sell wine since 1990 and had cornered a large share of that market. By 2009 supermarkets accounted for 22% of beer sales.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/3744/28
Photograph by John Nicholson

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Carl Walrond, 'Food shops - Self-service grocers and supermarkets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 December 2023)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 1 Sep 2016