QuikTrip Testing Locked Beer Refrigerators

To cut down on underage drinking, new units require scanning an ID
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TULSA, Okla. — To cut down on alcohol consumption by minors, QuikTrip recently installed new refrigerators that require a customer to scan an ID to open.

The convenience-store chain installed the new refrigerators in three Tulsa, Okla., locations as a test to reduce underage alcohol consumption, reported radio station KRMG, Tulsa, Okla., a Fox affiliate.

  • QuikTrip is No. 10 on CSP’s 2022 Top 40 update to the 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by store count. Watch for the 2022 Top 202 ranking in the June issue of CSP magazine and in CSP Daily News.

“The beer access scanning system is designed for customers to scan their ID, pick the specific door they would like to purchase product from, and go to the cash register and purchase,” QuikTrip’s corporate communications manager told the news outlet.

Cashiers still will check IDs when someone purchases alcohol, according to KRMG.

The refrigerators are primarily for beer because wine is sold at room temperature, the report said.

Now in its 64th year of business, Tulsa, Okla.-based QuikTrip is a more than $11 billion company that operates more than 900 convenience stores across 15 states.

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