Nova Scotia

NSLC blames weather for lower sales

A miserable spring and a lousy start to summer apparently put Nova Scotians off their favourite libation.

A miserable spring and a lousy start to summer apparently put Nova Scotians off their favourite libation.

First-quarter results released Friday by the Nova Scotia Liquor Corp. show a 4.6 per cent drop in net income to $57.2 million.

Earnings before depreciation and amortization were $59.9 million — a 4.2 per cent decrease from last year.

The agency said sales can be significantly influenced by the weather and the province had a very rainy spring.

The results are for the quarter covering April 1 to July 3.

 

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