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Geissler’s Supermarket expands its reach in CT with the purchase of Simsbury grocer

A local supermarket chain is expanding its network of stores. Geissler’s Supermarket will acquire Simsbury grocery store Fitzgerald’s Foods, though the store will keep its name. Geissler’s officials announced Friday morning that they hopes to retain the entire staff of Fitzgerald’s Foods, including its current owners, under a purchase agreement that is expected to close in […]

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Community News

What are the most popular grocery chains in Connecticut?

As Big Y World Class Market pounces on vacant Amazon Fresh storefronts in Westport and Brookfield, new data shows the Massachusetts chain is outclassing many competitors across Connecticut on one major criterion — repeat visits by regulars. Big Y led Connecticut in December for the average frequency at which individual shoppers returned to stores during the month, […]

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Legislative Update

Study: 12 years after CT OK’d Sunday alcohol sales, neither supermarkets nor package stores cashed in

Sunday alcohol sales, allowed in Connecticut since 2012, benefited neither supermarkets nor package stores, UConn researchers found, feeding the ongoing debate over grocery store wine sales. “Using nationwide data from 2004 to 2021, we find a short-term increase in beer sales post-policy change,” researchers wrote in a recently published study, “but no significant long-term economic effects on grocery and […]

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Study: If You Let People Buy Beer at Grocery Stores, the Liquor Stores Still Survive

Repealing “blue laws” and allowing Sunday alcohol sales has much less of a negative effect than doomsayers predicted. That’s according to a new research paper by Cristina Connolly and Alyssa McDonnell of the University of Connecticut, Marcello Graziano of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, and Sandro Steinbach of North Dakota State University. The […]

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