NYACS Positions on Food & Beverage Retailing Issues

l  To protect sanitation and food safety, allow upstate stores under 5,000 square feet to opt out of Bottle Bill redemption.

l  Trust consumers to exercise their freedom to choose food and beverages using the nutritional information already available to them.

l  Leave it to the food industry to responsibly dispose of food scraps without bureaucratic interference.

l  No More tax or fee hikes impacting C-stores and their customers.

l  Halt the State Liquor Authority practice of instructing undercover minors to lie about their age to bait stores into illegally selling them beer.