The Virginia Alcoholic Beverage Control Authority has announced its 20th consecutive record-breaking year as sales for 2018 topped $984.8 million, up $43.6 million over the previous year.
During the same time-frame, retail sales grew 4.5 percent and licensee sales (sales to restaurants) climbed 4 percent.
ABC officials said during the fiscal year 2018, they opened five new stores across the state, generating $5.4 million in sales.
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Virginians buy nearly $1 billion worth of alcohol in record-breaking yearhttps://t.co/nMCV10DVyH— ABC 13 News - WSET (@ABC13News) August 21, 2018
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