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Liquor Commission reports record sales for fiscal year

September 27. 2017 1:39PM

CONCORD - The state Liquor Commission on Wednesday reported record sales for its most recent year.

Its 80 liquor and wine outlet locations notched $698.2 million in sales during the latest fiscal year, which ended June 30.

The state generated $155.7 million in total liquor profits, which were transferred to New Hampshire's General Fund to be used to support critical programs including education, health and social services, transportation and natural resource protection, according to the commission.

Another $3.3 million was transferred to the state's Alcohol Abuse Prevention and Treatment Fund, which supports alcohol and drug prevention, treatment and recovery programs.

Sales last year increased by nearly 3 percent or $19.8 million over the previous year, according to unaudited sales figures.

Since the first New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlet opened in 1934, liquor and wine sales have generated more than $3.5 billion in revenue for the state.

The top selling store was the Interstate 95 northbound store in Hampton with $32 million in sales.

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