In April, 9 liter spirits case sales grew by 2.0 percent in control states compared to April 2017. Spirits volume grew 2.6 percent compared to 1.5 percent a year ago. Many states had a strong month, exceeding their 12 month trends, including: Alabama, Iowa, Maine, Mississippi, Oregon and Wyoming. The Price/Mix for April was 2.5 percent, down from March’s 3.5 percent. Control State spirits shelf dollars were up 4.5 percent during April while trending at 5.3 percent during the past 12 months. The fastest growing category in April remained Irish Whiskey followed closely by Vodka.
Source: NABCA, May 2018