No Whining Here! Wine Available in PA Grocery Stores
The Governor of Pennsylvania recently signed a historic liquor reform bill that broadens the options for the wine buyer.
The legislation allows consumers in the state to purchase wine in grocery stores, buy a six-pack at a convenience store and have wine shipped directly to their home. In addition, the PLCB is opening additional Fine Wine and Good Spirits Stores, expanding hours to include Sundays, and adding lottery sales to over 300 of these locations by fall. Also upcoming are enhancements to the on store locator feature of www.FineWineAndGooodSpirits.com.
The bill not only makes life easier for consumers, it serves as a huge step forward in modernizing the sale of liquor and beer in Pennsylvania.
EMV Adoption is Pushing Other Payment Initiatives to the Side
According to a study published in NACS Online, reducing credit and debit card fraud by implementing EMV chip card acceptance has become retailers' top payment issue in 2016. The focus on EMV has forced other important payment initiatives including point-to-point encryption and tokenization to take a back seat.
While EMV is undoubtedly a necessary step in preventing fraud and creating a more secure purchasing environment, other technology is also equally important in reducing security breaches.
Retailers have made significant progress this year and can now focus on optimizing the customer experience by implementing new payment methods to meet customers' needs.