Alcohol Sales Increase in Virginia

(AP) Virginians bought more alcohol in the state's beverage control stores and restaurants as the state agency again saw a record profit in the last fiscal year.

The Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control's most recent annual report says it has seen retail sales increase to record-breaking levels consecutively for the past 14 years, even as discussions continue about privatizing the state's liquor stores. The agency that runs more than 330 shops saw a profit of $132.1 million in the fiscal year that ended June 30.

Gross wholesale and retail sales increased nearly 6 percent to $734 million. That translates to more than 10 million gallons of wine, spirits and nonalcoholic mixers.

Nearly 1.4 million cases of vodka were sold. But Jack Daniel's remained the top-selling brand based on dollar figures.


WHSV-TV3
50 North Main Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801 540-433-9191 - Switchboard 540-433- 4028 - Fax 540-433-2700 - News Fax

WSVF Public Inspection File

Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 185541092 - whsv.com/a?a=185541092
Gray Television, Inc.