In honor of its 25th anniversary, Washington Retail CEO Renée Sunde has co-authored a commentary on the health benefits of the retail industry’s We Card age verification program.
The Tri City and Everett Herald newspapers have published the piece in recent days.
We Card trains retail employees to request age identification from customers wishing to buy alcohol or smoking products including vaping devices. The goal is to prevent the sale of age-restricted products to minors that can endanger the health of consumers. Though sales violations have dropped for alcohol and cigarettes, they have skyrocketed for purchases of vaping products. An announcement of the program’s 25th anniversary is here.
Sunde co-authored the piece with Jan Gee, President and CEO of the Washington Food Industry Association and Joe Gilliam, President of the Northwest Grocery Association.