Constellation Brands, which begins its financial year in March, had a rollercoaster of a first quarter for FY 2021, with net sales declining 6%, to $1.9 billion, but beer depletions (sales to retailers) increasing 5.6%.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Anheuser-Busch InBev is examining discretionary spending, halting new product launches and promotions and upping its investment in e-commerce, CEO Carlos Brito said during A-B’s first quarter earnings call today.
Craft Brew Alliance posted $45.8 million in sales during the first quarter of 2020, down nearly $4 million from the same time last year, according to the Form 10-Q the company submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commision and posted to its website Wednesday.
After a corporate restructuring in the fourth quarter of 2019 and a bevy of new products hitting the market in the New Year, Molson Coors Beverage Company was poised for a strong 2020. But then the COVID-19 outbreak shutdown on-premise bars and restaurants in mid-March, and everything changed. In the first quarter of 2020, Molson Coors’ net sales revenue declined 8.7%.
The story of Boston Beer Company’s Truly Hard Seltzer brand remains the same; the company can’t keep up with demand for the hard seltzer category’s second largest brand. The mid-March pantry stock up caused by the novel coronavirus shutting down virtually all on-premise sales led to a spike in Truly sales earlier than expected.
Boston Beer Company posted double-digit depletions, shipments and net revenue growth in the first quarter of 2020, continuing momentum that propelled the company to $995.7 million in revenue in 2019.
Constellation Brands will continue production of import brands Corona, Modelo and Pacifico at its facilities in Mexico, despite the suspension of nonessential businesses in that country.
Craft Brew Alliance (CBA) referred to the Kona brand as its “cornerstone” while reporting the company’s fourth quarter and full-year 2019 earnings report Wednesday afternoon. Last year, the Hawaiian-themed craft beer brand shipped 474,800 barrels, an increase of 4.1%.
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s revenue increased 4.3%, to $52 billion, in 2019, but executives within the world’s largest beer company said Thursday that the growth fell short of expectations.
Truly Hard Seltzer sales boosted the Boston Beer Company’s fourth quarter revenue to an all-time high of $301.3 million, but it wasn’t without cost, as profits took a hit due to expensive third-party contract production.
The Boston Beer Company’s sales in 2019 reached $1.25 billion, a 25.5% increase compared to 2018, according to the company’s earnings report released Wednesday afternoon.
Molson Coors Beverage Company reported nearly $10.6 billion in net sales for 2019, a decline of 1.8% compared to 2018. In a press release, Molson Coors Beverage Company president and CEO Gavin Hattersley called 2019 “a challenging year” for the company.
Constellation Brands’ beer portfolio recorded another period of growth in shipments, depletions and net sales, the Victor, New York-headquartered beer, wine and spirits company announced today during its fiscal year 2020 third quarter earnings report.
In what was promised as not “a routine earnings call,” Craft Brew Alliance CEO Andy Thomas expressed enthusiasm for his company’s proposed sale to Anheuser-Busch InBev, which already owns 31.2% of the company.