thirds favour beer and wine in grocery stores
Most will buy beer at grocery store, not
26th, 2015 - In
a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™ among 881 Ontario
adults, two thirds approved of the plan to sell beer and wine in grocery stores
(64%), while 3-in-10 disapprove (30%). Very few do not have an opinion (6%).
Approval is common to the youngest (77%), in the city of Toronto (70%), among
Liberal voters (71%), those who approve of Premier Wynne (74%) and by those who
buy beer and wine to drink at home (75%).
Many will shift beer buying to grocery store, most will buy wine
those who buy beer at retail for drinking at home, the plurality (31%) will now
purchase beer at the grocery store, instead of the Beer Store (20%) or LCBO
(18%). Close to 3-in-10 say they will divide their purchasing (29%). Wine
buyers are more likely to stick with the LCBO (41%), as opposed to grocery
stores (24%) or, especially, current private outlets like the Wine Rack (10%).
One quarter will spread their custom (22%).
idea is definitely a starter, and it is liked across the board. With fewer
leading labels to sell, beer is seen to be a winner in the grocery store,
whereas wine drinkers will predominantly continue to buy their wine at the LCBO,” said Forum Research President, Dr. Lorne
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at email@example.com or at (416)