The LCB Is Totally Digging Its Own Grave With Those Wine Kiosks

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Game Over?
Game Over? Photo: Courtesy PLCB

One day our grandchildren will ask us about what drove the final nail into the LCB’s coffin. And we’ll all have a good chuckle and look down and tell them, “Well, it was something called a wine kiosk, kiddo, and it was the worst idea ever.” Dismal performance and even more lackluster sales will ultimately spell out the end of the LCB as we know it. Lancaster Online reports that Wegmans recent decision to give the machines the boot is only a small part of the sad, sad story. In Mountville, PA Musser’s Markets has been waiting for four months for a kiosk to arrive. And further investigations reveals that not one single kiosk has been installed at any grocery store in state since February, when they were brought back online after a two month hiatus. And if you think that’s bad, consider this: The majority of the machines move 17 or fewer bottles a day, and in some locations as few as just three! Ouch! With Harrisburg’s budget hawks circling the battered booze authority, sizing it up for sale to the private sector, you know the kiosks are going to provide plenty of fodder for those arguing for the agency being put out of its misery. [LOL]

The LCB Is Totally Digging Its Own Grave With Those Wine Kiosks