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Signing Compliance with We Card

With the New Year closing in, many retailers across the country will refresh their in-store signage as it relates to the sale of tobacco. This undertaking comes following new guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to prevent tobacco and e-vapor sales to minors. The movement is also in reaction to a handful of states and hundreds of municipalities changing laws to raise the legal tobacco-purchasing age to 21. At The BARS Program, we... Read More

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Door-to-Door Alcohol Delivery

Smartphone apps and web-based platforms allowing customers to purchase alcohol for delivery straight to their doorstep are on the rise. Preform a simple Google search and you ll see just what we re talking about. This recent phenomenon brings with it additional opportunities where you ll need to properly train employees to adhere to local rules and regulations to protect your business from government-backed sting operations. One self-proclaimed “first and largest alcohol e-commerce marketplace” touts... Read More

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Holiday Merriment and Compliance Adherence

The holiday season is off to a ferocious start. Black Friday deals; festive trimming of city streets and local coffee shops toasting with merriment. Many restaurants and bars are joining in the celebration by hiring extra staff to meet increased demand. This is good news, of course, but what do you do with the influx of college students looking for jobs while home on break? Is it legal for people under 21-years of age to... Read More

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New Video Collection of Marketing Collateral Debuts

Ever wonder exactly how it is The BARS Program can systematically safeguard and protect hundreds of brands against failing government-backed stings? In our newly revamped video collection of marketing collateral, The BARS Program President, David Gaudet, explains step-by-step how the compliance-training service works. The videos total a combined five-minutes of viewing time and provide a thorough snapshot of The BARS unique approach to ensuring compliance with local and federal rules and regulations regarding the sale... Read More

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State Lines Drive Contrasting Alcohol Training Requirements

Liquor Laws are never black and white. Often, they depend greatly upon the rules and regulations set in place by state and local governments. Beginning Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, all new hire employees involved in the sale or service of alcoholic beverages in Oklahoma will be required to complete a State Alcohol Beverages Law Enforcement (ABLE) division-approved server training curriculum to learn responsible beverage service techniques, as well as state laws and regulations as they... Read More

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Digital Conversion: Altering Proof of Conventional Identification

Smartphones continue to further engrain themselves into all corners of our daily lives. We can process payment for items and services with Apple Pay and Google Wallet, accumulate retail rewards and loyalty points, and even maintain proof of auto insurance in a digital format. So how about digital evidence of identification? At The BARS Program, we were recently asked our position on this compelling evolution of the conventional plastic ID card. And even as five... Read More

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United in Service and Support: Join the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals

By now, you ve seen The BARS Program s ideas and recommendations for establishing and maintaining proof-of-age carding policies, training procedures, and even a bit of our perspective on ‘trending now topics. Another important endorsement for any retail (off-premise) or restaurant (on-premise) institution selling alcohol is active participation in the business of liquor licenses. Join the National Association of Licensing Compliance Professionals (NALCP) and you ll become a part of the nation s first and... Read More

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Legalization of Marijuana Means Big Money for Canada

At The BARS Program, we re devoted to high-caliber, proactive compliance training for the lawful sale of age-sensitive products. And while our dedicated focus is on the alcohol and tobacco industries, happenings within the ever-growing world of marijuana do grab our attention. It s no surprise then the recent Wall Street Journal article, “Canada to Legalize Pot in Mid-October,” further beckoned our attention. Canada will soon become the largest national government to lift sanctions on... Read More

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