Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Here's What The Big I-90 Closure Will Look Like. How Will You Survive?
- Report Shows Coal, Oil Trains Would Quadruple Rail Traffic, Alarming Lawmakers
- When A Bomb Goes Off During Your Study On Trauma: New UW Findings On PTSD
- Why Seattle Homeless Advocates Feel Vacant Downtown Building Is Rightfully Theirs
- UW Study Examines New Ways To Involve Immigrant Parents In School Activities
News & Music Contributors
Mon September 10, 2012
Washington liquor sales pick up in July
OLYMPIA, Wash. – Washington liquor sales picked back up in July, the second month people were able to buy liquor in Washington grocery stores and other markets. Sales were up 15.4 percent compared to July 2011.
State officials attribute the jump in sales to consumers, as well as bars and restaurants, stocking back up in July after skipping some purchases in June. Sales figures show they stocked up in May before expected price increases under the new system.
Sales are also up for the three months ending in July. Sales volume increased 10.7 percent compared to the same three months in 2011.
State officials say prices are still higher than under the state-run system, but they went down a bit in July.
Tax revenues have also increased. The state collected $68 million during the three months ending in July.