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01-19-2007, 09:23 AM
State liquor sales rise for eighth straight year
By Mark Fisher

Staff Writer

Friday, January 19, 2007

With record dollars spent on liquor ($655.7 million) and record volume consumed (an even 10 million gallons), there is no doubt Ohioans experienced a very spirited 2006.

The dollar figure marks the eighth consecutive year of record liquor sales, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce Division of Liquor Control.

"Ohio has seen a steady increase in liquor dollar sales over the past eight years mostly due to increases in product prices, a continuation of the trend of consumers buying more premium-priced products, and a rise in the level of consumption," said Rae Ann Estep, Ohio's liquor-control superintendent.

Consumption has risen from 8.5 million gallons to 10 million gallons since 2000.

Estep said her division deserves some of the credit for the increased sales.

"Other factors that contributed to the record sales include better inventory management and product selection, better management of contract liquor agency locations, and the opening of stores in underserved and economically viable areas," she said.

More liquor sales means more tax money for the state: In fiscal year 2006, $138 million in liquor sales revenue was transferred to the state's general revenue fund, and an additional $49.3 million in liquor sales revenue was earmarked for other state services such as liquor law enforcement, alcohol treatment and education, prevention programs and the retirement of bonds. Another $65.5 million in state sales and gallonage taxes on liquor was deposited into the state's treasury, liquor-control officials said.

The state oversees the purchase and distribution of all liquor in Ohio, while 425 private businesses such as wine shops and grocery stores act as sales agents for the state.


Contact this reporter at (937) 225-2258 or mfisher@DaytonDailyNews.com.



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RFS62
01-19-2007, 09:36 AM
The Reds have certainly played their part in this marketing success.

Many times watching them I've decided I need a drink.

registerthis
01-19-2007, 10:25 AM
The Reds have certainly played their part in this marketing success.

Many times watching them I've decided I need a drink.

:laugh:

You beat me to it.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-19-2007, 11:49 AM
Its not just the reds, there has been alot of sports heartbreak in Ohio this year.

5DOLLAR-BLEACHERBUM
01-19-2007, 11:50 AM
Its not just the reds, there has been alot of sports heartbreak in Ohio this year.

Only now as the article states we hit the Gray Goose instead of the Old Grand Dad.

Red Leader
01-19-2007, 12:02 PM
Only now as the article states we hit the Gray Goose instead of the Old Grand Dad.

Old Dan Tucker was my drink of preference when I wanted the hard stuff in 2005.

SunDeck
01-19-2007, 02:23 PM
I blame Bob Taft.

Redsland
01-19-2007, 09:36 PM
Man, news like this depresses me.

However shall I deal with my depression?

;)

GAC
01-19-2007, 09:41 PM
I'll Drink To That!

dougdirt
01-19-2007, 10:57 PM
Im an Ohioan....and I dont love to drink.

CrackerJack
01-19-2007, 10:59 PM
If you live in Ohio, what else is there to do?

Redsland
01-19-2007, 11:11 PM
Labrum surgery?

vaticanplum
01-19-2007, 11:29 PM
I am drinking right now. But I am also working, which makes it ok.

Oh, wait... that's rational, right? Did I get turned around somewhere?

guttle11
01-20-2007, 12:47 AM
I am drinking right now. But I am also working, which makes it ok.

Oh, wait... that's rational, right? Did I get turned around somewhere?

It's ok as long as you don't wait until you get off and drink. That means you're doing it do to stress, thus making you an alcoholic.

Dom Heffner
01-20-2007, 01:21 AM
Since the population grows every year, shouldn't liquor sales go up? Is this per capita or is it just flat dollar sales?

dman
01-20-2007, 05:54 AM
Job Security for me.:thumbup:

dougdirt
01-20-2007, 01:02 PM
If you live in Ohio, what else is there to do?

tons of things.

SunDeck
01-20-2007, 06:00 PM
tons of things.

Luckily, many of them you can do while you drink.

bengalsown
01-20-2007, 06:16 PM
Im an Ohioan....and I dont love to drink.

I'm an ohioan, and I love to drink

Falls City Beer
01-20-2007, 06:18 PM
The great thing about drinking is that it takes your mind off the times when you're not able to drink.

Highlifeman21
01-21-2007, 08:52 AM
I am drinking right now. But I am also working, which makes it ok.

Oh, wait... that's rational, right? Did I get turned around somewhere?

Work: the ruination of the drinking class.