Jan 2012 Issue of Wine Business Monthly
Washington State Voters Pass I-1183, Ending Monopoly on Liquor Sales Washington state voters on November 8 approved Initiative 1183, the measure that will close state liquor stores and license private parties to distribute and sell alcohol in retail stores. The measure was approved with about a 60 percent majority. This huge victory for Costco—the initiative’s biggest supporter, having spent $22.7 million on the YES campaign—and other big retailers put an end to the state&rsqu...
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