New Report Highlights the Importance of SNAP
Supporting Families, Strengthening Communities - The Economic Importance of Nutrition Assistance is a new report released by the White House.
DOA: PROPOSED RULEMAKING - PENNSYLVANIA PREFERRED TRADEMARK LICENSURE PROGRAM
Proposal to establish standards for the Pennsylvania Preferred trademark. Written comments may be submitted.
XEROX SNAP EBT Retailer Policy & Procedures Manual - Pennsylvania
Xerox has designed the SNAP EBT Retailer Policy and Procedures Manual for Pennsylvania food retailers to provide the information needed to understand and participate in the EBT Program.
Study: Retail Ads for Tobacco Products & Sugary Beverages in Philadelphia
Pennsylvania's Best Bagger Championship
Set for October 16
Pennsylvania retailers prepare your best grocery baggers and register them for the 26th Annual Pennsylvania's Best Bagger Championship on Wednesday, October 16 from 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg. Visit the website to learn more.
Join Us To Say Thank You
PFMA board members Chris Michael, Associated Wholesalers, Inc., and Louie Sheetz, Sheetz, Inc., have announced plans to retire from the board of directors. PFMA will host a dinner on Tuesday, October 8, at the Hershey Country Club Picard Pavilion to thank them for their volunteer service.
National Associations Applaud Court’s Decision to Reject Swipe Fee Rules
U.S. District Judge Leon rules that the Fed did not have the authority to institute a 21-cent cap on debit-card transactions. Read more
Is a Ban on Plastic Bags Responsible for an Increase in Shoplifting?
Dain Fitzgerald, staff writer for Politix, says there is evidence from across the country. Learn more
PFMA Supports Adequate Transportation Funding
Alex Baloga, PFMA director of government relations, recently wrote to the legislature in support of transportation funding.
Fall 2013 State House & Senate Session Days
Find out when your state legislators will be in session this fall...
Corbett's asset test finds little abuse in $2.6 billion food stamp program
Reinstituted test examines applicants' personal wealth and income to determine eligibility...
Op-ed: Gas prices and transportation funding
In adjusting the Oil Company Franchise Tax cap, and proposing the 17 percent reduction in the state's flat tax, the Corbett Administration is working to achieve a balanced, stable transportation funding mechanism. The factors outside the control of state government that impact gasoline prices need to be addressed in other forums...
Patient Protection & Affordable Care Seminar - Dec. 4, 2013
Rhoads & Sinon Invites PFMA Members to Complimentary Employer Guidance Session: Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act..
PFMA Urges All Members & their Customers to Visit FreeMyBeer.com & Push for Convenient Alcohol Sales
Send a message to your legislators through FreeMyBeer.com
Liquor Reform in Pennsylvania Still Brewing
Free My Beer campaign urges consumers to push for historic change in beer laws...
June 24, 2013 Letter to Senate Law & Justice Committee Chairs on Alcohol Sales Amendments
PFMA still supports HB 790...
PFMA Asks Senate to Pass a Competitive and Convenient System for Alcohol Sales
PFMA members provided written testimony to third Senate hearing.
PA Manufacturers’ Association: Strong majority of PA voters want liquor privatization
Latest poll demonstrates continuing public support for getting Pennsylvania out of the booze business.
PFMA Members Submit Testimony on HB 790
Giant Food Stores, Sheetz and Weis Markets submitted written testimony in support privatizing the state-run liquor stores to the Senate Law and Justice Committee during its third hearing on HB 790.
PFMA Submits Written Testimony to Senate Hearing focusing on Retailing & Alcohol Sales Privatization
PFMA was not invited to testify at the committee hearing, but its members wanted to ensure that key points regarding HB 790 were relayed to the Senate.
Food Safety Information
Do You Need Recall Information?
Get updates on the latest recalls...
Which Agency To Contact During A Food Tampering Incident
In 2008 there were a number of food tampering incidents that took place in Pennsylvania. In each case there was confusion as to which agency to contact to report an incident...
PFMA/PCSC Announce Energy Provider Endorsement
We have selected an energy provider to help save you money on electricity as the rate caps expire.
Thank you to everyone who attended, presented and sponsored the PFMA conference. We appreciate your support and hope that you enjoyed Gettysburg. Thank you to all our sponsoring companies. View our sponsors on the conference website.
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