updated: 5/15/2013 7:01:13 AM
The Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers says a lawsuit aimed at letting convenience stores sell cold beer "flies in the face" of Indiana public policy. Chief Executive Officer John Livengood also points to this year's legislative session where the Indiana Senate declined to hear a bill on the matter.
The Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association filed the suit, saying current Indiana law gives liquor stores an unfair competitive advantage.
Executive Director Scot Imus believes Indiana has lost out on millions of dollars in investments and thousands of jobs because convenience stores are slow to expand in a state that regulates sales based on temperature.
Sources: Indiana Association of Beverage Retailers, Indiana Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association