Oregon liquor sales outpace rest of economy

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Friday, August 03, 2012

Despite the current economy, Oregon liquor profits are up 9%.

"We have been steadily going up," said OLCC spokeswoman Christie Scott. During the height of the recession, buyers went for the cheaper products, she said. "What we're seeing is, people are starting to buy more expensive products again."

The agency released figures that showed total revenue of $487.4 million from July 2011 through June 2012, the state fiscal year. After expenses, the agency had $194 million to distribute to state, county and city programs, an increase of $16 million over the previous year.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}oregon liquor{/biztweet}

 

Comments   

 
Guest
+1 #1 Oregon Liquor Profits UpGuest 2012-08-03 18:14:42
Does anyone at OLCC do the Math, especially as it applies to Where the profits are coming from? My guess is that the only reason for the uptick would be Washington buyers buying their Liquor in Oregon. Case-in-point, with the 26% tax on liquor at a Washington Private Liquor Store, a Big Bottle of Markers Mark, which costs about $55.00 in Oregon and which used to cost $62.00 in Washington, was recently priced at $98.00 in a liquor store in Sammamish, WA. Now you know why Oregon profits are up....
Quote | Report to administrator
 

More Articles

Photos from the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon awards celebration

The Latest
Friday, February 27, 2015
IMG 9975cneditPHOTOS BY JASON E. KAPLAN

Images from the 2015 celebration of Oregon's great workplaces.


Read more...

The week journalism died

Linda Baker
Sunday, February 15, 2015
deadjournalismthumbBY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

As the investigation against the governor moves forward, those of us in the news business should reflect on our own potential for subverting the democratic process.


Read more...

Thy neighbor's house

March 2015
Friday, February 20, 2015
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR

Vacasa may lack the name recognition of Airbnb. But not for long.


Read more...

Taking the lead in boosting Oregonians’ health and strengthening our economy

Contributed Blogs
Thursday, January 08, 2015
0108-injection-thumbBY CAMBIA HEALTH SOLUTIONS & OREGON BUSINESS COUNCIL | OP-ED

Businesses have a significant stake in the health of Oregonians. In fact, we cannot succeed without it. By committing to using our companies as levers for good health, we invest in our people, our business, our quality of life and our economy. 


Read more...

Playoffs pay off for the Ducks

The Latest
Friday, January 02, 2015
oregon-ducks-logo-helmet-thumbBY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

The University of Oregon football team looked unstoppable on the field Jan. 1 — and the university is reaping the benefits of the new postseason format.


Read more...

Umbrella Revolution

March 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015

Yeah, we know: Oregonians are way too cool for umbrellas. But today’s stylish, high-tech models will soften the resistance of the most rain hardened.


Read more...

Uncertainty about convention center hotel could cost Portland an NBA All-Star Game

The Latest
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
463545460BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

NBA commissioner: "I would love to end up having an All-Star Game in Portland. It's really just a function of ensuring that we can fit in town."


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS