Pennsylvania Auditor General: wine kiosk program has “failed”

    After Wegmans and Walmart ended their wine kiosk agreements, Pa. Auditor General Jack Wagner may have just driven the final nail in the coffin.

    “We think the program has failed and it needs drastic, radical changes if it is going to continue,” he said, advising the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to nix the idea.

    The Patriot-News reports Wagner’s remarks to the PLCB came after a six- to seven-month audit of the in-store kiosks. The verdict: the wine vending machines haven’t proven more convenient for customers or brought more revenue to the state.

    There are still kiosks in 21 supermarkets throughout the state.

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