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Fiscal Year 2017 Marks 19th Consecutive Record-Breaking Year for Sales

The end of fiscal year 2017 on June 30 marked the 19th consecutive record-breaking sales year for Virginia ABC. Gross sales increased to $940.1 million, up $42.5 million over the previous year, while profits rose to $171 million, a jump of $6 million. ABC profits combined with state and general sales taxes as well as wine and beer taxes resulted in an all-time high of $449 million transferred to Virginia’s general fund, $15 million above last year’s contribution. A major source of revenue for the commonwealth, Virginia ABC has now contributed more than $9.9 billion to the general fund since 1934 to support state services, including substance abuse prevention and treatment. Read more about ABC’s accomplishments.

Virginia ABC COO Travis Hill on stage at a Richmond Times Dispatch event.

Virginia ABC Part of Beer, Wine and Spirits Forum

Virginia ABC COO Travis Hill recently joined representatives from James River Cellars Winery, Reservoir Distillery, Buskey Cider and Mekong Restaurant and Bar. At the Richmond Times-Dispatch event panelists discussed industry trends, regulations, local materials sourcing and Virginia ABC interaction with licensees. Learn more about Virginia ABC's industry resources for beer, wine and cider and spirits.
Virginia ABC recently opened its 367th store, located in Suffolk, VA.

Virginia ABC Opens 367th Store

Virginia ABC recently cut the ceremonial ribbon during a grand opening celebration for its 367th store, located in Suffolk, VA. The City of Suffolk, the largest city by area in the commonwealth, now has five Virginia ABC retail outlets. Agency staff, county officials and community members attended the special event. Plans for opening additional stores this year are in place, so keep checking our website to find the location nearest to you.

Virginia ABC is governed by a three-person Board consisting of a chairperson and two commissioners.

Virginia ABC works to ensure that adults of legal drinking age who choose to responsibly consume alcohol can do so in a safe environment that complies with the laws and regulations of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Authority Transition FAQs

In 2018 Virginia ABC will transition from an agency into an authority. Learn more the authority, its structure, its impact on operations and changes to employee benefits on the Authority FAQs page.

Fiscal year 2016 marked Virginia ABC’s 18th consecutive record-breaking year in sales and profits.

View Virginia ABC's annual report.(PDF).