A pair of beverage alcohol e-commerce platforms are merging. E-commerce luxury spirits platform ReserveBar announced today that it will acquire Minibar Delivery, a marketplace that offers on-demand delivery of beer, wine and spirits.
Elevated off-premise sales, particularly for gift-giving, should continue for the remainder of the year as the holiday season approaches despite uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 delta variant, according to beverage alcohol industry panelists gathered by e-commerce, on-demand alcohol delivery platform Drizly.
As the world works its way back to pre-pandemic operations, lawmakers across the country are looking to make to-go sales of alcoholic beverages from bars and restaurants a lasting legacy, and DoorDash has launched its latest innovation in support of that effort. The on-demand food delivery service announced Monday that it has expanded its marketplace offerings into the alcoholic beverage category allowing consumers to pair a restaurant meal with a beer, wine or cocktail.
Consumers used the long weekend to sneak in an extra round with friends and family — and many purchased those drinks online. Sales on alcohol delivery on-demand marketplace Drizly spiked 30% on the Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, compared to the previous four Sundays in May, the company shared. The hard seltzer segment reached a 28% share of overall beer category sales during the holiday weekend, an increase of 3% over its overall share for the month.
Sierra Nevada has announced it will reopen its breweries in Chico, California, and Mills River, North Carolina, to the public in May after what will be a 14-month hiatus from on-site service, according to a report in the Chico Enterprise-Record. Philadelphia-headquartered, on-demand delivery platform goPuff announced the completion of a $1.15 billion fundraising round earlier this week.
When the COVID-19 pandemic forced most Americans to stay home except for essential errands last spring, on-demand alcohol delivery e-commerce platform Drizly’s sales skyrocketed. “We saw years’ worth of growth — five years’ worth of growth — in just a three-month timeframe,” Drizly chief operating officer Cathy Lewenberg said.
Consumers spent $97 million on craft beer through e-commerce in 2020, which accounted for 24% of all beer category dollar sales online. In brick-and-mortar stores, however, craft beer makes up 12.6% of all dollar sales. In fact, craft has the second largest dollar share behind flavored malt beverages (32%), which include hard seltzers.
Ride-sharing tech behemoth Uber Technologies has struck a deal to acquire on-demand alcohol delivery marketplace Drizly for $1.1 billion in stock and cash, the companies announced today.
Boston-headquartered alcohol e-commerce marketplace Drizly announced today that its service is now available to the 4.4 million people in Atlanta and its surrounding suburbs.
Drizly has closed on a $50 million Series C funding round, the Boston-headquartered alcohol e-commerce and delivery platform announced today.
Riding a months-long wave of record-breaking growth, the Drizly Group has hired two new executives and appointed a new member of its board of directors.