Sales and earnings down at Nova Scotia Liquor in most recent quarter


HALIFAX – The Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. says sales of certain products increased in its most recent quarter but its profits took a dip.

The Crown corporation says sales between April 1 and June 29 reached $144.4 million, a decrease of $2.8 million when compared with the same period last year.

Profits dropped $2.1 million to $55 million.

The total volume of alcohol sold also fell 2.5 per cent, but the corporation says sales of Nova Scotia ciders, craft beers and wines are on the rise.

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