(WTAJ) — From gasoline to eggs, liquor is the next thing in Pennsylvania to get an increase in price.
The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) said they will be raising the price of over 3,500 products by 4% starting on January 15.
“These increases will allow the PLCB to generate revenues needed to offset annual 8% increases in operating costs over the last four years, plus projected cost increases in the current year, related to personnel, distribution, leases, and credit card fees, among others.”A PLCB spokesperson
The PLCB said that other than passing along vendor increases, this is the first time since 2019 that they’ve increased prices.
While over 3,500 products will increase in price, about 8,400 products will be exempt from this rate increase. Those exempted rates are below:
Exceptions to this price increase include:
- Roughly 5,600 one-time buys (seasonal and luxury items)
- 2,700 items on clearance
- 100 PA Proud items in 10 or fewer Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores
- Special Order products