Alcohol sales to minors becomes issue with self-checkout lanes
The state Senate begins debating a bill Wednesday that would force supermarkets to route alcohol sales through live cashiers. The all-self-checkout Fresh & Easy stores would especially be affected.
Self-checkout lanes are a convenient way to purchase groceries -- and an easy way for minors to buy booze. Anti-alcohol groups want to put a stop to that, setting off a skirmish between the supermarket industry and community groups over how alcohol can be sold at the grocery store.