In August, 9 liter spirits case sales grew by 3.3 percent in control states compared to the same period last year opposite a 4.3 percent comp. Spirits volume grew 3.4 percent a slight slip from 3.5 percent a year ago. Many states had a strong month, exceeding their 12 month trends, including: Alabama, Idaho, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia, and Vermont.
The Price/Mix for August was 2.4 percent, which remained flat from July’s 2.3 percent. Control State spirits shelf dollars were up 5.4 percent during August while trending at 6.3 percent during the past 12 months.
Source: NABCA, October 2019