Pennsylvania Auditor Criticizes Wine Vending Program

Aug. 31, 2011

Pennsylvania Auditor General Jack Wagner on Tuesday criticized the state's experiment with wine vending machines and said the liquor board spent $1.1 million more to operate the wine vending machines than they took in through June 30. He said the way to best achieve customer convenience is to keep the state-controlled wine and liquor stores open longer, according to The York Dispatch in York, Pa. 

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Editor’s Insight: The report indicates the wine vending experiment was managed very poorly. It is more of a report on mismanagement than on the quality of the wine kiosks Given this incredibly poor performance, it’s hard to understand the auditor’s recommendation that wine stores should be open longer.

The liquor control board has a management problem that needs to be addressed. 08-31-11 by Elliot Maras