Ohio reaches $898 million in liquor sales for 2013

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says total liquor sales in
Ohio climbed to a record $898 million in 2013, up almost 6 percent from
the previous year.
The Ohio Division of Liquor Control says retail
dollar sales were strong in 2013 totaling $635 million, an increase of
more than 7 percent. Wholesale sales of spirits to restaurants, bars and
clubs increased by 2.5 percent to $264 million.
The state noted
that sales grew at a higher rate than consumption. The amount of gallons
of liquor sold increased 3 percent compared with 2012. The division
sold 12 million gallons at its hundreds of contract agencies around
Ohio.
The state says buyers are trading up to purchase premium
brands.
The top-selling brand was Jack Daniels whiskey, followed by
Kamchatka vodka and Crown Royal whiskey.
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The state says total liquor sales in
Ohio climbed to a record $898 million in 2013, up almost 6 percent from
the previous year.
The Ohio Division of Liquor Control says retail
dollar sales were strong in 2013 totaling $635 million, an increase of
more than 7 percent. Wholesale sales of spirits to restaurants, bars and
clubs increased by 2.5 percent to $264 million.
The state noted
that sales grew at a higher rate than consumption. The amount of gallons
of liquor sold increased 3 percent compared with 2012. The division
sold 12 million gallons at its hundreds of contract agencies around
Ohio.
The state says buyers are trading up to purchase premium
brands.
The top-selling brand was Jack Daniels whiskey, followed by
Kamchatka vodka and Crown Royal whiskey.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights
reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or
redistributed.