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Sheetz Applauds Reforms To Pennsylvania Liquor Laws

Last updated on June 13th, 2024 at 05:05 pm

Convenience store chain Sheetz says it is ready to move its Pennsylvania convenience stores into the 21st century by giving their customers the ability to purchase beer and wine.

Legislation recently passed in the state will change how alcohol is sold in Pennsylvania. It will improve convenience for customers and is good for the state by potentially generating $150 million in new revenue for Pennsylvania, according to the company.

“This bill is the most significant change to Pennsylvania in 80 years. We continue to show our support and gratitude to Governor Wolf, the Senate and House leaders for advancing the issue and driving the change in beer reform in Pennsylvania,” said Ryan Sheetz, SVP of brand strategy.

Sheetz has long been an advocate of change regarding beer reform in Pennsylvania, and is already selling beer responsibly at a handful of stores today. Sheetz stores enforce a 100 percent proof-of-age policy—employees will ask for proper identification from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol. Currently, Sheetz sells beer in more than 200 stores across five other states in the company’s footprint, in addition to four locations in Pennsylvania.

“We are excited to finally be able to give our customers what they have long been asking us to do—provide them with the convenience of a one-stop shop,” said Sheetz. “This law was archaic and nonsensical. The goal for our entire operation is to give our customers what they want, how they want, when they want it, 24/7. Providing convenience to our customers is at the forefront of everything we do, and we are committed to this cause until the law is changed for the benefit of our Pennsylvania customers.”

 

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