Family Dollar Looking to Penetrate Cincinnati Booze Market

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Last year, DrinksReform covered that Ohio was planning to expand its number of statewide liquor stores. Family dollar is looking to join this market, as they have applied for 28 liquor permits. They are known for selling discount products, and may expand this service to the booze industry. Biz Journals reports the story:

The discount store chain has applied and is pending approval for 28 liquor permits in Hamilton, Clermont, Butler and Warren counties. Those permits would allow 14 stores to sell packaged beer and wine to-go. The vast majority of those, 21 pending liquor applications, are in Hamilton County.

It's part of a new push by the chain to offer alcohol in its Cincinnati-area Family Dollar locations. The company has obtained permits to sell beer and wine in nine Cincinnati-area locations since September of last year.

"We are simply trying to provide our customers with a convenient option to purchase adult beverages while shopping for their everyday needs," Family Dollar spokeswoman Kayleigh Painter said in an emailed statement. She did not elaborate further on the strategy or return a call for comment.

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