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Oklahoma retailers see beer shortage as switch approaches

The Associated Press and The Tulsa World - September 18, 2018 1:14 pm

TULSA, Okla. (AP) – Oklahoma is seeing a shortage of beer as convenience and grocery stores move toward switching to stronger beer in October.

The Tulsa World reports that stores are balancing the arrival of new beer products with the need to clear their shelves of 3.2 percent beer while meeting demand. Retailers are trying to sell as much of the 3.2 product they have on hand because distributors won’t buy them back.

QuikTrip spokesman Mike Thornbrugh says the company anticipated a shortage after distributors informed them they wouldn’t bring additional 3.2 percent beer starting Sept. 1.

Cox Food Saver store manager Richard Carter says the change has hurt the store’s sales. He says he hopes the chance to sell wine and increase beer options will make up for the losses.

 

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