Sheetz: Modernized bill PA-HB 1690 will change the way liquor is sold in Pennsylvania

ALTONA, Pa., 2016-Jun-14 — /EPR Retail News/ — Sheetz Convenience Stores are ready to move Pennsylvania stores into the  21st century by giving their customers one more convenience, the convenience of buying beer and wine in Sheetz stores.

The modernized bill, PA-HB 1690 will change the way liquor is sold inPennsylvania today. It will improve convenience for customers and is good for the state by potentially generating $150 million in new revenue forPennsylvania.

“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, AVP of Brand Strategy. “We are thrilled to be able to give our Pennsylvania customers the common right they deserve.”

Sheetz has long been a driving voice of change regarding beer reform and has been committed to this movement by not only advancing the issue but also by responsibly selling beer in a handful of stores today by complying with  all laws and regulations as they are set forth today. Sheetz stores enforce a 100% proof-of-age policy and employees will ask for proper identification from any customer wanting to purchase alcohol. Currently, Sheetz sells beer in more than 200 stores across the five other states in the company’s footprint, including the successful sale of beer at four other locations in PA.

“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 Pennsylvaniacustomers.”

To get more information on this issue and take action visit www.freemybeer.com

ABOUT SHEETZ
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains, with more than $6.9 billion in revenue and more than 16,000 employees. The company operates over 500 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of MTO® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminalsalong with Sheetz Bros. Coffeez®, a full-service espresso and smoothie bar where customers can order hand-made specialty coffee drinks including lattes, cappuccinos and mochas – hot, frozen or iced.  All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).

SOURCE Sheetz, Inc.

For further information: Tarah Arnold, tarnold@sheetz.com, 814.941.5183