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PA’s Governor announces today big plans for privatizing state wine & liquor sales

30 Jan

Source: nbcphiladelphia.com

“Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to call for auctioning off wine and liquor store licenses and opening beer sales to a broad array of retailers including supermarkets and convenience stores, according to information from people briefed by the governor’s office Tuesday.

The plan would dramatically liberalize the sale of alcoholic beverages in Pennsylvania and throw out Prohibition-era limitations that have thus far withstood the efforts of three straight Republican governors.”

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Wegman’s Just Says NO to PA Wine Kiosks

4 Jun

[Source: Philly.com]

Dear JOTT Nation,

Credit: Timesleader.com

We knew it was too good to be true!!! 😦 The state’s Wine Kiosk program continues to limp along due to malfunctions and consumer dissatisfaction. I actually had great success with the Kiosk in the Linglestown Giant before it was discontinued but apparently I was the exception and not the unfortunate rule.

Angela Couloumbis of the Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau reports: “Wegmans Food Markets is pulling out of the state’s much-criticized wine-kiosk program, dealing a blow to the state Liquor Control Board’s efforts to shed its image as a lumbering government bureaucracy and stave off privatization.”

In the letter sent May 31 to the PLCB, Wegman’s officials said, “We saw the kiosks as an innovative new way to offer an additional service to our customers … unfortunately the kiosks have not realized their potential and in some ways have been a detriment to our stores.”

Not exactly a glowing endorsement. Sigh …

Well, there’s always www.MyWinesDirect.com delivery to PA!

Click here to read the full article about Wegman’s discontinuation of its participation in PA’s wine-kiosk program.

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