Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 9 - 10 a.m.| HERSHEY® Lodge Session 1: “The Licensing Process: How to obtain a Restaurant License to sell beer and wine in your stores."
Presented by: RJ O'Hara, partner, Flaherty & O'Hara, PC
When Governor Tom Wolf signed Act 39 last fall, food retailers who already had a Restaurant License were able to purchase an expanded permit to sell wine in their stores. How do you buy a license to sell beer and wine in your store? Obtaining a license and expanded permit can be a difficult process, depending on your store location, the availability of licenses and the funds you have available to obtain the license. Find out more about the requirements; how to start the process of getting a license, and the approval process to sell beer and wine. Learn more from R.J. O’Hara who has helped numerous food retailers now selling beer and wine in their stores.
Katie Pelowski Fetzer Vineyards
Tuesday, May 9, 2017 | 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.| HERSHEY® Lodge Session 2: "The Face of Today's Wine Consumer"
Presented by: Katie Pelowski, national category manager, Fetzer Vineyards
You’ve obtained a Restaurant License and an expanded wine permit, now how do you market and price your products to sell?
Katie Pelowski, national category manager at Fetzer Vineyards, will help you identify Pennsylvania wine consumers and discuss what the different generations are looking for in the wine category.
She’ll also look at the store clustering in today’s wine environment and provide insight into the critical learnings of wine pricing.
Panelists: Matt Solkowski, assistant counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue Jim Millar, counsel, Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Newly implemented taxes on tobacco and other tobacco products (OTP) can be confusing. If you have questions about tobacco products taxed, here’s your opportunity to have your questions answered directly from the experts at the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue.
In addition, Act 39, which amended the liquor code and allows wine-to-go sales with an expanded permit, requires the retailer pay sales tax to the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and charge the tax to the consumer. The retailer is then entitled to a reimbursement from the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue. Confused about this process? Attend this session to learn more about taxes and ensure that you are in compliance.