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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.
ABC store 380 Grand Opening

Virginia ABC Opens 370th Store

On January 18, Virginia ABC’s Chairman and staff members cut the ribbon on the 370th store in the commonwealth. Store #380 in Alexandria is the first store grand opening in 2018, and brings the total number of stores in Alexandria to eight. Virginia ABC’s goal is to open 16 new stores every two years, to ensure that every resident has quick and easy access to our products. Right now, 92 percent of Virginia’s population resides within 10 minutes of an ABC store. New stores are expected to open in 2018 in Stafford, Bedford, Lebanon and other areas of the commonwealth. Read more about the store closest 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 2017 marked Virginia ABC’s 19th consecutive record-breaking year in sales and profits.

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