Craft distillers oppose grocery liquor sales

A new trade group, Oregonians against the Takeover, is fighting a measure that would permit liquor sales in grocery stores.

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The group said, “that 64 percent of Oregon voters would oppose the measure,” according to Portland Business Journal.

They claim the local beer and liquor companies will lose big if the measure is passed.

Oregonians against the Takeover says the proposal would extract $200 million-plus a year in liquor sales revenue for the state.

“This isn’t good for anyone, except the national grocery chains,” said Ryan Frank, a coalition spokesperson, in the release. “The corporate grocers are looking to line their pockets at the expense of Oregon schools and other vital services, while making it dangerously easy for children to get hard liquor.”

(READ MORE: Portland Business Journal)

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