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New Year’s Eve sales set LCB record

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Heidi Murrin | Trib Total Media

Shoppers purchased more wine and spirits on New Year’s Eve than on any other single day on record, the state Liquor Control Board said Monday.

State stores raked in $19.3 million, excluding taxes, on Dec. 31, blasting the agency’s previous one-day sales record of $18.5 million set on Dec. 23, 2011.

Strong New Year’s sales capped a six-month period during which sales topped $993 million, a 4.6 percent increase compared to the first half of the previous fiscal year, the agency reported.

Wine sales increased by 5.4 percent and spirits sales rose by 4.5 percent at more than 600 retail wine and liquor stores statewide.

For the first half of the 2014-15 fiscal year, the LCB turned over more than $247 million in sales and liquor tax to the state, an increase of $10.7 million or 4.5 percent over the first six months of 2013-14.

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