Beer, Spirits, & Wine – Packaged Imports Continue Growth Over Last Twelve Months, Wine Has Softened in Past Quarter

Posted on October 10th, 2016 |

On Wednesday, October 5th  import and export data for beverage alcohol was made available through August 2016. Top line results are as follows: Beer: The bw166 Beer – Imports and Exports Report shows imported beer increased +7.7% by volume and +9.8% by value over the last twelve months. Over the last three months imports are up +5.0% […]

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The Changed Landscape of Promoting Wine in California

Posted on September 11th, 2016 |

On August 25th, 2016 the Governor of California signed a bill into law that eliminates Instant Rebate Coupons (IRC) funded by suppliers or wholesalers for the promotion of wine in California. This mirrors the regulations that currently apply to Malt Beverages, however Distilled Spirits can continue to use IRCs for the promotion of their products. […]

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Beverage Alcohol Spending Up 3.4%

Posted on July 22nd, 2016 |

For 12 months ending June 30th 2016 the bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Overview shows total consumer spending on Beverage Alcohol at just over $222 Billion, an increase of 3.4% versus the prior 12 months. The bw166 Total Beverage Alcohol Index stands at 119.04, a 1.5% increase over the prior 12 months. Overall Beer volumes entering the market are up […]

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Brexit and Total Beverage Alcohol – A Quick Primer

Posted on June 29th, 2016 |

After the United Kingdom voted on Thursday to exit the European Union, there has been considerable commentary on the long term economic implications for the global economy including the total beverage alcohol industry. Ultimately, for the beverage alcohol industry, Brexit’s largest effect is likely to be foreign exchange (FX) rate fluctuations in both the near […]

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