NEWS EDITION: Kwik Trip Pushing To Sell Alcohol in Minnesota

"If you've been to a Kwik Trip, chances are you've noticed the small TVs playing at the gas pump. Typically, I don't pay much attention to them since the content isn't usually of interest to me. However, while filling up the other day, a message playing on the screen grabbed my attention."

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Kwik Trip Pushing To Sell Alcohol in Minnesota [wonder why?]

Opinion piece: “If you’ve been to a Kwik Trip, chances are you’ve noticed the small TVs playing at the gas pump. Typically, I don’t pay much attention to them since the content isn’t usually of interest to me. However, while filling up the other day, a message playing on the screen grabbed my attention.

I heard the click as the pump shut off letting me know my tank was full, but I was so interested in the piece playing on the little screen that I sat there for another minute to watch it.”

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The Decline of Beer Sales in the Era of Legal Cannabis

“This week findings from a Canadian study and data from the United States have highlighted a notable decline in beer sales, closely linked to the legalization of marijuana. This trend suggests a substitution effect where consumers are increasingly favoring cannabis over beer as their intoxicant of choice. The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, details how Canada-wide beer sales have seen a consistent drop since the country legalized adult-use marijuana in ’18”

 

“Cute Sheep” Trend in Wine Country?

“An investigative reporter from the San Francisco Chronicle had the tough gig of heading up to the wine country recently to figure out whether all the cute sheep roaming around our vineyards this winter are a genius farming tool or a trendy PR stunt. In short? Chronicle reporter Esther Mobley found evidence of both.”

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NEWS EDITION: Kwik Trip Pushing To Sell Alcohol in Minnesota

“If you’ve been to a Kwik Trip, chances are you’ve noticed the small TVs playing at the gas pump. Typically, I don’t pay much attention to them since the content isn’t usually of interest to me. However, while filling up the other day, a message playing on the screen grabbed my attention.”

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