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The hardest-drinking jewelers in the business? They’re from the Midwest, with 17 percent of jewelry store owners or managers in the heartland putting away more than one drink a day. (Yes, compared to sailors or Madison Avenue advertising execs, you might say jewelers are a pretty sober lot.)

Our brothers and sisters up north in Canada were the least likely to imbibe, with 39 percent abstaining completely, followed by jewelers in the West, where 35 percent were teetotalers.

Another interesting fact revealed from the mass of data we collected as part of Big Survey 2016 was that jewelers who drink also tend to own the biggest stores. Just 21 percent of the jewelers who own stores that do more than $1.5 million in sales a year abstain from alcohol compared with 52 percent of owners of stores doing less than $250,000.

This finding backs up economic research from 2010 that found people with high incomes reported consuming more alcohol than people of more modest means (specifically, 81 percent of respondents making over $75,000 per year drink alcohol, versus 46 percent earning under $20,000).

Of course, opening a bottle of gin first thing in the morning isn’t going to make you a better businessperson. One theory is that people who drink more do so because they socialize more.

And getting out in the community is definitely a forward indicator when it comes to business success.

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1-7

 

55%

8-14

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12%

More than 14

 

3%

 

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

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You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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Here’s How Much Jewelers Drink

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The hardest-drinking jewelers in the business? They’re from the Midwest, with 17 percent of jewelry store owners or managers in the heartland putting away more than one drink a day. (Yes, compared to sailors or Madison Avenue advertising execs, you might say jewelers are a pretty sober lot.)

Our brothers and sisters up north in Canada were the least likely to imbibe, with 39 percent abstaining completely, followed by jewelers in the West, where 35 percent were teetotalers.

Another interesting fact revealed from the mass of data we collected as part of Big Survey 2016 was that jewelers who drink also tend to own the biggest stores. Just 21 percent of the jewelers who own stores that do more than $1.5 million in sales a year abstain from alcohol compared with 52 percent of owners of stores doing less than $250,000.

This finding backs up economic research from 2010 that found people with high incomes reported consuming more alcohol than people of more modest means (specifically, 81 percent of respondents making over $75,000 per year drink alcohol, versus 46 percent earning under $20,000).

Of course, opening a bottle of gin first thing in the morning isn’t going to make you a better businessperson. One theory is that people who drink more do so because they socialize more.

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And getting out in the community is definitely a forward indicator when it comes to business success.

 

How many alcoholic drinks do you consume a week?

0

 

30%

1-7

 

55%

Advertisement

8-14

 

12%

More than 14

 

3%

 

This article is an online extra for INSTORE Online.

Advertisement

Advertisement

SPONSORED VIDEO

It’s Going to Set Us Up Very Nicely for Retirement

You’ve worked hard all your life. And if you’re like most jewelers contemplating retirement, you’re hoping that your going-out-of-business sale will add to your nest egg — with minimal complications. That’s exactly what Doug and Jacki Friedrich, fourth-generation owners of Friedrich Jewelers Inc., of Vernon, Conn., experienced when they selected Wilkerson to run their sale. “Jewelers who are contemplating a sale should go with Wilkerson because of their experience,” says Doug. And with financial goals “exceeding expectations,” the couple can now focus on enjoying the next chapter of their lives. “It’s going to set us up very nicely for retirement,” says Jacki. “The money’s coming in and we have no complaints. It’s been wonderful.”

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