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Bump Williams: Beer Category Dollar Sales Up 32% For Week Ending May 3

Bump Williams: Beer Category Dollar Sales Up 32% For Week Ending May 3

Off-premise dollar sales of beer continued to accelerate during the week ending May 3, as beer category sales increased 32.3%, to $952.3 million, during the one-week period, according to data from market research firm IRI shared by Bump Williams Consulting (BWC).

On-Premise Shutdowns Could Cost Beer Industry $8 Billion

On-Premise Shutdowns Could Cost Beer Industry $8 Billion

The near-nationwide shutdown of the on-premise channel will result in a loss of $8 billion for the beer industry if it continues into June, National Beer Wholesalers Association chief economist Lester Jones said during a State of the Industry webinar hosted by the NBWA and the Beer Institute (BI).

Data Firm Fintech Acquires Armadillo Insight

Data Firm Fintech Acquires Armadillo Insight

Fintech, a Tampa, Florida-based data, analytics and invoice processing platform for wholesalers, has acquired Armadillo Insight, a craft beer data and insights firm that specializes in chain retail placements.

Nielsen: Number of Independent and Longtail Craft Items Sold in Decline

Nielsen: Number of Independent and Longtail Craft Items Sold in Decline

More than 1,900 fewer beer category (beer/FMB/cider) products — a majority of which were made by independent and longtail craft producers — were sold in off-premise retailers during the first six weeks of the COVID-19 crisis compared to the same period in 2019, according to market research firm Nielsen.

BA’s Bart Watson: COVID-19 ‘A Shock to the System’ for Craft Breweries

BA’s Bart Watson: COVID-19 ‘A Shock to the System’ for Craft Breweries

By most metrics, small and independent craft brewing companies posted solid volume growth in 2019. However, the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has forced many craft brewers into “survival mode,” is overshadowing 2019’s growth.

Brewers Association: Craft Volume Growth Holds at 4% in 2019

Brewers Association: Craft Volume Growth Holds at 4% in 2019

Volume growth for the nation’s small and independent craft breweries held steady at nearly 4% in 2019, as the overall beer industry’s volume declined 2%, according to trade group the Brewers Association’s annual craft beer growth report.