ABC Store Profits are up after Opening on Sundays

By: Estephany Escobar Email
By: Estephany Escobar Email

HARRISONBURG, Va -- ABC store's profits are up now that most of the stores are open on Sundays. Here's a break down of the numbers and what people think about the sales.

Barbara Fox doesn't shop at ABC often.

"I'm just stopping by to get some Kahlua," said Fox.

Fox said she wouldn't imagine picking up alcohol on Sundays.

"If people want to get their drink, they have Saturdays. They have other days they can do that."

Since July, most ABC stores in the state are open on Sundays and Delegate Tony Wilt supported the legislation that made the change.

"Prior to, some where open and some where not. It seemed to make sense that all were on equal ground," said Wilt.

From July 1st to November 30th last year, the stores had more than $9 million in Sunday sales. That was when only about half of the stores were open.

This year, from July 1st to November 30th, the sales are nearly $16 million and that is counting the 336 stores that are open.

This is an increase of 67 percent from last year.

"Makes it more convenient for them, so yeah I'm not really surprised," said Wilt.

A spokesperson with ABC said the customers determine the store's hours. As for now, the store merchandise is in high demand.

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