Independent beer is facing “considerable challenges” according to the latest IRI report which shows that bulk and lower priced beer sales are up during the COVID-19 surge.
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A Dan Murphy’s initiative offering customers a direct-to-boot service to help with social distancing is being brought in permanently following its popularity with customers says Endeavour Drinks.
Carlton & United Breweries launches what it says is its first RTD in 25 years in the form of a vodka seltzer, predicting “phenomenal growth” in the segment.
While much of the focus has been on the impact that lockdowns are having on breweries and venues, brewers associations are also facing their own challenges as their events are postponed.
Endeavour Drinks and Coles Liquor both saw surges in sales at the end of March according to reports published this week.
Embattled ASX-listed brewer Broo has blamed COVID-19 for sales decline in third quarter, which also saw a $400,000 share sale by executive director Kent Grogan.
The Crafty Pint’s #KeepingLocalAlive campaign has launched Beer Swag Day May 23rd, encouraging all craft beer lovers to get their hands on merchandise from their favourite local brewery to help them through these tough times.
The Australian hop harvest is done and dusted for 2020 and Australia’s largest hop grower HPA has recorded a mixed year with Galaxy up, but other varieties down.