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Welcome to the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s media room. The material on this page is developed by ABC’s Communications Division. The agency’s Communications staff (listed at right) serve as liaisons to news media and are also available for inquiries from the public. We strive to respond to all requests in a timely manner, with up-to-date information.

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Virginia ABC Earns $801 Million in Gross Sales in Fiscal Year 2014

September 16, 2014 - Fiscal year 2014 marked ABC’s 16th consecutive record-setting year for sales. More >>


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ABC Board Approves Revenue Enhancements to Help Close State Budget Shortfall and Reinvest in Agency Business Systems

November 17, 2014 – The Virginia ABC Board decided in a special meeting today to forego an across-the-board markup on distilled spirits, and instead approved several revenue-enhancing initiatives that will ultimately result in a shelf-price increase of less than two percent. The changes will become effective Dec. 8.

Virginia ABC Steps Up Training Efforts to Help Reduce DUIs During Busy Holiday Season

November 15, 2014 – Virginia ABC special agents to host custom training session at Hilton Garden Inn Virginia Beach Oceanfront on Monday, Nov. 17.

Discounts and 80th Anniversary Gift Card Drawing Highlight Black Friday Sale at Virginia ABC Stores

November 14, 2014 – Virginia ABC will join other retailers by offering discounted prices on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional kickoff to the holiday shopping season.

Virginia ABC Opens its First Store in Carrollton

November 6, 2014 – Virginia ABC has opened a new store in the Eagle Harbor Shopping Center and residents are invited to attend a grand opening celebration on Monday, Nov. 10, at 1 p.m.

Virginia ABC Stores Open on Veterans Day

November 6, 2014 – Virginia ABC stores will be open regular hours on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11.

Virginia ABC Special Agent Named President of National Law Enforcement Organization

October 28, 2014 – Special Agent in Charge Joseph Cannon with the Virginia ABC Bureau of Law Enforcement was recently installed as the 2014-2015 president of the National Liquor Law Enforcement Association (NLLEA).

Virginia ABC Promotes Safer Campus Communities During College Tour Conference at University of Richmond

October 23, 2014 – Virginia ABC’s second College Tour stop takes place Nov. 7 at the University of Richmond.

Virginia ABC Salutes National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with ‘College Tour’ Stop at James Madison University

October 22, 2014 – Virginia ABC will kick off its 2014-15 College Tour initiative during National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week with a stop at James Madison University (JMU) on Friday, Oct. 24.

Purcellville ABC Store Closes Briefly for Relocation

October 22, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Blue Ridge Station Shopping Center at 609-O E. Main St., Purcellville, will close on Saturday, Oct. 25 at 9 p.m. It will relocate to 201 N. Maple St., Purcellville, and is expected to reopen before the end of the month.

Chesterfield ABC Store Closed for Remodeling

October 16, 2014 – The Virginia ABC store located in the Meadowbrook Plaza Shopping Center at 5722 Hopkins Road, Richmond, closed Monday, Oct. 13, at 9 p.m. for remodeling. The store is expected to reopen in late November.

Rebecca Gettings
Director of Communications

Media Contacts

Kathleen Shaw
Public Relations Manager
(804) 213-4640

Carol Mawyer
Public Relations Manager
(804) 219-2022

Jennifer Guild
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 325-8468

Valerie Hubbard
Public Relations Specialist
(804) 204-2327

General Information

(804) 213-4418


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