Chain Store Age Magazine: Grocery prices up 11.5% year-over-year
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The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is a statewide association based in Harrisburg, representing small business taverns, bars and licensed restaurants in the Commonwealth.
Chain Store Age Magazine: Grocery prices up 11.5% year-over-year
Food Dive Magazine: Nearly 80% of food and beverage companies have passed on higher costs to customers, survey finds
According to Mazars' research, 83% of respondents expected sales to increase in 2022, while 54% identified higher shipping costs as their primary concern.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Struggling restaurants hope to-go cocktails will help boost them — again
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Cat Cannon was shocked when to-go cocktails, a boon for her pandemic-rattled Friendship restaurant, were banned last summer. When Gov. Tom Wolf’s...
Members ... since LCE enforcement can possibly begin immediately, we have issued an "On the Fly" Alert concerning this morning's reversal of a licensee right coming from the PLCB.
Please find your edition of "On the Fly" in your email box in case you are vulnerable as a result of this decision.
Foodservice Director Magazine: Recent survey shows a majority of job quitters regret their exit
GREAT NEWS ... Real-time alert pricing system now available to Members!
Our partner Dining Alliance not only can help you put money back into your pocket through rebates, but now they can also help you find the best timing and pricing on products you buy to run your establishment.
Dining Alliance is the #1 restaurant buying group in the industry. Through a partnership between Dining Alliance and the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association, our Members can save on more than 165,000 rebated line items and products, many of which you may already be buying but at higher prices from your distributor(s).
Those who sign up for Dining Alliance also have access to the Dining Alliance Food Cost Management System, where you can get real-time alerts on price trends. Through these real-time alerts, you’ll discover secrets within the supply chain that could signal the best timing for best pricing.
Joining Dining Alliance is 100% FREE for PLBTA Members. Here’s how to join:
1. Go to My.diningalliance.com.
2. On the first screen, click on “Signup.”
3. On the second screen, click “I’m a new member.”
4. On third screen, click “restaurant.”
5. On the fourth screen in the box that reads "Sales Rep” enter our representative “Graham Chateauneuf”
6. Following this is “Channel Partner” box, simply type “Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association.”
7. Then complete all other areas and screens. On the last screen, you’ll see a thank you note from Dining Alliance. Once Dining Alliance has processed your information, they will send an activation link to your email.
8. When your account has been activated via link mentioned above, Graham will reach out to describe utilization price trending features and savings opportunities.
KDKA TV Pittsburgh: Senators Aim To Permanently Legalize Cocktails To Go In Pennsylvania
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Cocktails to go helped Pennsylvania restaurants stay afloat during the COVID crisis, and now, they could become a permanent fixture.
The Center Square: Bill introduced to permanently allow to-go alcoholic drinks in Pennsylvania
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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania alcohol laws may get more permissible courtesy of a bill that would permanently enable to-go cocktails sales by bars and restaurants.
May your blessings outnumber
The Shamrocks that grow.
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! Enjoy the day with friends and family at your favorite PaTaverns or licensed PaRestaurants!
WITF FM Harrisburg / NPR: Mixed drinks to-go could be back on the menu at Pennsylvania bars and restaurants
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A pair of state senators is trying to re-legalize the popular pandemic-era drinks – after an earlier attempt failed to reach the finish line.
Members ... our March edition of Mid-Month Update was emailed this morning. Check your email box for this monthly email providing you with updates from the state capitol, PLCB, and our PLBTA HQ in Harrisburg.
WJET TV Erie: Pa. Senators look to make cocktails-to-go permanent
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(WJET/WFXP/YourErie.com) — Bringing your favorite cocktail home with you from a bar or restaurant could soon be allowed again, and might also become permanent in Pennsylvania thanks to a prop…
WPXI TV Pittsburgh: Cocktails-to-go could be made permanent in Pennsylvania
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🍹 Talks about permanently allowing cocktails-to-go are being revived.
Sens. Laughlin, Yudichak working to resuscitate cocktails-to-go; Introduce SB 1138
In late January, the PLBTA testified in front of the Pa. Senate CERD Committee on ways to help the industry recover from the COVID crisis and related mitigation orders. Among several ideas mentioned by PLBTA President Tom Tyler was cocktails-to-go. Mr. Tyler's testimony sparked an interest in raising the profile of the issue.
The PLBTA thanks Sens. Laughlin and Yudichak along with other co-sponsors for introducing SB 1138.
Our statement can be found via this link https://pataverns.com/laughlinyudichakcocktails/
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The Drinks Business: US craft breweries face can shortages as prices spike
Craft brewers in the US are being priced out of the market after drinks can manufacturing giant Ball Corp. raised its minimum order fivefold.
Food & Wine: Diners Are Tipping Less Than They Did Before the Pandemic, Data Shows
Tips at full-service restaurants have fallen 10 percent since their pandemic peak, according insights from the Square payment platform.
PennLive: Voters split over selling off Pennsylvania’s state-run liquor stores: poll
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A new Franklin & Marshall College poll finds that fewer voters who favor a decision to sell off the liquor stores want to see it accomplished through a voter referendum. It also found five-year high percentages of voters financially worse off than a year ago.
Williamsport Sun-Gazette: Guest Opinion - Is liquor privatization plan a glass half full or half empty?
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The debate on House Bill 2272 has started! Should Pennsylvania get out of the business of selling liquor, essentially going with private wholesalers and retailers. As the statewide political voice for family-owned taverns, bars, and licensed restaurants, it has raised a question within our Membershi...
Our monthly magazine -- Pennsylvania Beverage Media -- is now in the hands of Members. The March edition includes 66 pages of relevant industry news and feature stories to keep PLBTA Members in-the-know. If you're not a Member, you're definitely missing out. But, there's a way for you to help your industry, your business, and your future by joining organized taverns today. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/
Allentown Morning Call: Could privatizing liquor sales endanger mom-and-pop bars and restaurants?
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Our mom-and-pop taverns, bars and licensed restaurants should not have to worry that they’ll be destroyed.
Statement: PaTaverns, licensed PaRestaurants celebrate another step towards normalcy in Philly
Altoona Mirror: Liquor privatization: Half full or empty?
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The debate on HB 2272 has started. Should Pennsylvania get out of the business of selling liquor, essentially going with private wholesalers and retailers. As the statewide political voice for family-owned taverns, bars, and licensed restaurants, it has raised a question within our membership. What....
Did Pennsylvania's bar owners help start a national trend to boycott Russian vodka? Maybe! More states are joining in on this symbolic gesture. Check out this Wall Street Journal article.
Wall Street Journal: More U.S. States Say No to Russian Vodka Amid Ukraine Invasion
At least 11 states have banned the sale of Russian-made alcohol. But few vodka brands sold in the U.S. come from Russia and most of the states said the bans applied to just two or three brands.
Members ... look for an "On the Fly" Alert shortly concerning a few announcements coming from Philadelphia.
As we approach our Spring recruitment period, we want to thank these 23 businesses that recently made a commitment to being a part of Organized Taverns through the PLBTA. All are listed in the March edition of our monthly magazine - Pennsylvania Beverage Media. Not a Member? That's a shame. You're missing out. You could help your industry, your business and your future by joining today. https://pataverns.com/annual-membership-v2/
Watch out Philly … huge fees coming for streeteries.
“It’s a bureaucratic mess,” said Councilmember Allan Domb. “This is basically the administration saying ‘we don’t want outdoor seating.’”
Women's History Month starts today. To honor the month, we want to recognize one of our own ... Michelle Ritter.
Michelle owns the Willow Street Pub in Coplay and is a Board Member of the Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association. She is also a Member of Tavern PAC.
Thank you Michelle for being a part of Organized Taverns. You are making a difference.
Bucks County Courier Times: Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board removes Russian vodka from state store shelves
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Gov. Tom Wolf urged the PLCB to remove Russian vodka and other products from state store shelves. A statewide tavern industry group agreed.
What has Organized Taverns achieved since reorganizing in 2019? Check this out …
• Through our “On the Fly” Alert, we recently saved one Member several thousand dollars in legal fees by avoiding a date with a judge.
• Raised the voice of small business taverns, bars, and licensed restaurants by having guest opinions published across the state on the issue of privatization.
• Fought for Act 81 of 2021 to allow closed establishments to sell unopened bottles of liquor and wine to other licensees; allow licensed extensions until 12/31/24; added an additional year of safekeeping; and changed off-premise catering rules until 12/31/24.
• Convinced PLCB and IRRC to eliminate the $50 minimum purchase requirement in order for a licensee to receive a discount when purchasing liquor for their establishment. Effective October 2021.
• Changed tap cleaning regulations. Previously taverns and clubs were required to clean tap lines every 7 days, while certain newer license types had no requirements. Effective August 2021, all license types must clean tap lines every 14 days.
• Lobbied for Act 1 of 2021, which, in part, provided $145 million to small business taverns and restaurants in the form of grants to assist the industry with financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration
• Pushed for 2021 Licensing Fees waived as part of COVID-19 financial recovery efforts
• Gained Act 21 of 2020 which allowed for mixed spirits drinks to go during the COVID-19 Emergency Declaration.
As the statewide political voice for family-owned taverns, bars, nightclubs, and licensed restaurants, we’re excited about our future and where we are heading. Through a dedicated Board of Directors made up of your peers, we’re on the move!
Thank you Members for your support!
Non-members … why aren’t you on the team? What’s keeping you from helping your industry, your business, and your future? Join Today!
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The Pennsylvania Licensed Beverage and Tavern Association is a statewide association based in Harrisburg, representing and lobbying for small business taverns and licensed restaurants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Association formed in 1941, reorganized in 2019, and today advocates for best practices and rights within the industry as well as best experiences for patrons. We are the leading trade association exclusively serving small business taverns and licensed restaurants in Pennsylvania. Our legislative representation for our Members at the State Capitol is second to none. We strive to promote regulations, rules, and laws that help our Members. From corner bars, delis and neighborhood taverns to five-star restaurants and resorts, our industry supports more than 150,000 Pennsylvanian jobs, and remains an established, important part of our communities. To become a member, visit www.pataverns.com. Follow us on Twitter @TavernPA