LIQUOR SALES LIFT SPIRITS

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's 3-month-old pilot program to expand liquor sales to supermarkets has kicked some life into store revenue.Lamb's Thriftway here, the first store to participate in the pilot, recorded $81,326 in liquor sales the first month, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Ray's Food Place in Bend sold $61,825 worth in its first month, which ended Nov. 6. Quality Food Center

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Oregon's 3-month-old pilot program to expand liquor sales to supermarkets has kicked some life into store revenue.

Lamb's Thriftway here, the first store to participate in the pilot, recorded $81,326 in liquor sales the first month, according to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission. Ray's Food Place in Bend sold $61,825 worth in its first month, which ended Nov. 6. Quality Food Center in Portland, whose pilot began Oct. 26, sold $28,349 in spirits through Nov. 6.

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