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NACS adding age-verification convenience for its members

National Association of Convenience Stores developing digital solution to problem of minors buying products such as tobacco, alcohol

TruAgeA rendering of NACS' TruAge technology.

May 28, 2021
By William Ehart

One of the least convenient things for convenience store operators and their customers is age verification for purchases of tobacco and alcohol products.

The National Association of Convenience Stores is trying to help with a digital standard called TruAge. The standard is being designed to work as a mobile app or within other apps at points of purchase, whether at a store counter, curbside pickup or home delivery.

But the association also hopes the technology becomes the standard for restaurants, bars and other providers who sell age-restricted products.