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Strengthening Compliance: The BARS Program and Collaborative Partnerships

In today s ever-evolving marketplace, the path to success often involves collaborative partnerships that bring together expertise, knowledge, and resources. At The BARS Program, we understand the significance of such partnerships, and we take pride in joining forces with industry leaders like ServSafe Alcohol and We Card. Together, we strive to ensure that businesses remain compliant with the ever-changing rules and regulations surrounding the sale of tobacco and alcohol. Our Trusted Partners: We Card and... Read More

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Digital IDs are now accepted in 25% of US States

As smartphone technology continues to advance, traditional ways of life are being altered, including the use of identification. In fact, nearly a quarter of all US states now allow digital proof of identity, age, and address wherever physical driver licenses and other state-issued IDs are required. This means that retail customers are increasingly accepting digital IDs as a form of identification to purchase alcohol or tobacco. As of 2023, less than 3% of businesses still... Read More

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Make BARS Dynamic Reports Work for You

Monthly metrics are made easy with The BARS Program s password-protected reporting site . Each confidential report allows management team members to view the outcome of each BARS Checker visit in near real time. Reports include Red/Green Card results; location, date and time of the visit; employee name and number. Name and age of the BARS Checker who conducted the visit is also listed. All reports are shareable among specified management team members within your... Read More

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Trust the BARS Checker Program to Stay Compliant

Ages really does matter. And this is why when a BARS Checker enters your establishment to conduct a monthly BARS Program Green and Red Card visit , BARS ensures the person performing the check is between the ages of 21 and 25. This age-range is in line with, or not far from BAR s suggested ID under 35 carding policy . Interactions with a BARS Checker is intended to mimic an authentic customer transaction testing... Read More

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Regulatory Enforcement on Point in 2023

Is pandemic-style alcohol consumption here to stay? An article from Grocery Dive suggests this might be our new world order despite chart-topping inflation and supply chain woes. Adding to the disarray are labor shortages, downsized menus and price increases, all which put retail outlets, bars and restaurants on edge. Increased consumption of pre-mixed and ready-to-drink cocktail options confirm one thing remains certain post-pandemic and that is imbibing at home. So, while consumers flock to liquor,... Read More

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ID Under 35 Is Best When It Comes to New Year Laws

Another mid-term election has come and gone. In its wake, and slated to take form in the New Year, are amended laws altering the sale of alcohol in a handful of states. Bars and restaurants in New York were given the green light to sell alcoholic beverages for off-premise consumption through 2026. The newly minted legislation specifies that drinks must be in sealed containers, paired with a food item and sold during permitted hours. Bar... Read More

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Well-Wishes for a Safe and Compliant Holiday Season, Year Ahead

The Holiday Season is upon us. As we return to celebratory traditions and every day patterns of normal, The BARS Program encourages you to remain dedicated to compliance training for new and veteran employees. In our post-pandemic world, alcohol consumption – whether at home or in a public-setting – remains a well-liked pastime, with purchases and procurement made online, in-person and by delivery. Despite record-high inflation and supply chain woes, big data collector, IRi ,... Read More

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Fulfill Employee Ambition with Frequent Compliance Training Opportunities

The hospitality industry faces its greatest challenge yet as labor shortages loom and quality of service wanes. Yet, an article from FSR Magazine recounts the strong preferences of some employees within the industry, who desire work-life balance, and learning and development opportunities. When you make compliance training commonplace with your business educational lineup, you safeguard your brand while simultaneously fulfilling employee ambition. And there is no shortage of on-the-job training opportunities to test compliance with... Read More

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