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Pennsylvania Food Merchants Supports HB 790 and Urges Members and Customers to Contact their Lawmakers to Support Convenient Adult Beverage Sales

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CAMP HILL, Pa., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association (PFMA), the state's advocate for food retailers, applauds the Pennsylvania House Liquor Control Committee for moving House Bill 790 forward in support of reforming Pennsylvania's alcohol sales system. PFMA urges all members, associates and their customers to ask their lawmakers to support HB 790.

"Visit today and send a message to your legislators," said Alex Baloga, PFMA director of government relations. "Tell your representatives that your local supermarket and convenience store should be able to provide convenient alcohol sales to their customers."

House Bill 790, as amended in committee, reforms beer, liquor and wine sales and is a significant step forward for Pennsylvanians.

"We're asking all PFMA members, their employees and customers to ask their legislators to bring convenience and choice to Pennsylvania," said PFMA President and CEO David McCorkle. "This plan will also return wine, spirit and beer sales that are now going to Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, Washington DC, Ohio and other surrounding states." is very user-friendly, allowing anyone over the age of 21 to type in their address, locate their legislator and send them a message. Visitors can also join the conversation about alcohol sales reform on the Free My Beer Facebook page at, and they can ask their friends to get involved by sending them an email at the site.

Visit to support convenient beer and wine sales in supermarket and convenience stores. For more information on the Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, visit

SOURCE Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association


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