Looks like a bad economy is great for the booze biz. The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board announced that last fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2011, ended with record-breaking profits. Nearly two BILLION dollars worth of alcohol was sold at Pennsylvania’s state-run Wine and Spirits stores.
It was further reported that the state-store system made a profit of $496 million, which was dumped into Pennsylvania’s coffers. The PLCB is trying to run the state liquor stores more like a business. WOW, what an outside of the box concept!